Moving in together often gives couples more latitude in their living arrangements. If both have good jobs, they can afford a larger home space. It means fewer compromises on keeping valued items, but there are still compromises that will need to be made. He has a beautiful four poster king-size...

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When two people make a commitment to live their lives together, it does not necessarily signify that they appreciate their partner’s taste in furnishings. Each one may see the other as a hoarder of unnecessary junk, or they might feel their partner has left their good taste behind somewhere. Moving...

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Even with the high cost of fuel, maintenance and insurance, owning a personal vehicle is a path to freedom. Knowing it is in the driveway or garage, just waiting to be driven, is an assurance that a person can go where they want at any time. Making a commitment to...

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There are many times in life when repairing something is more difficult than tossing it out and buying something new, but that often does not apply to the home. Buying a house is generally one of the largest investments a couple can make, so most of them would rather do...

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When couples move in together, they find they often need to shop for small furniture and accessories. They may need new rugs or a more comfortable sofa. If neither had an entry hall in their separate spaces, they may need to get one for their new home. Finding the perfect...

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While couples may find they are compatible enough to live together, this does not mean they have the same style choices. One person may love old buildings with abundant character and small rooms. The other person may prefer the clean lines of modern architecture and big spaces. Industrial style apartments...

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Many couples date for at least a year before making a long term commitment. For some, this means getting married and moving in together. Other people eschew marriage and opt to live together as a couple. Either way, this signifies a huge commitment on the part of the couple. They have decided to join their lives and contain it in one home.

Living together is not always easy to do. Two people will always have different furniture, favorite collections and other personal items. They are often used to living alone or with family. Their commitment may be very serious, but meshing two households together into one requires patience, some sacrifice and a good sense of humor. Each one must be willing to give up items that will not fit into their new home. They must be patient with each other when these types of sacrifices are necessary. They must approach the entire exercise with humor as they forge a new life as one.