Post # 1
The other night, my SO finally told his parents that we’re moving in together and they responded positively! That’s soooo amazing! They’re fairly conservative (compared to my liberal as hell family) and I was slightly worried that they’d disapprove. My SO was all “I don’t care, I’m an adult!” but I’m over here with the whole girly “but I must have them love me!!” Well, nothing to worry about! They also respond at best neutrally to basically everything (“Mom, I got a new job!” “Oh, neat.”). After almost 6.5 years together, everyone we know is 100% supportive of and excited about us moving in together. 🙂
I’m also not sure if the reason why they were so positive is because he told them we want to get engaged before we move in together…. lets hope! Especially since I’ve told my parents, and he knows I have.
What about you guys? How did your families and friends react to you moving in together?
Post # 3
@LaurenK0105: Oh that’s great, it’s always nerveracking. I’m the reverse. My parents are religious and quite conservative. I moved in with one ex (super early) and my mom said “We don’t approve but we still love you.” This time around, she gave a big sigh and said “I’ll help you pack” – however – I was the last of 3 kids to announce that I was moving within a one month time frame (and she helped the others a ton) so I’m quite sure that was a good chunk of the sigh! In first case my SO’s family could care less and in the second, was supportive.
Post # 4
I was terrified! My Fiance and I had only been together for 7 months when we moved in together, but it just made sense to. I knew my parents would be mad about it, but I am an adult. FI’s parents were about the same. I think they’ve gotten over it. My brother did the same thing with his now wife (though they’d been in an LDR for 3 years when they moved in together), so that probably broke my parents in a bit! My brother and SIL even had to sleep in separate beds when visiting my parents until they got engaged, but my parents said Fi and I could even before we got engaged (though he hasn’t been back for a visit again). Oh, parents.
Post # 5
My parents were pissed for a little while but after we finally did it, they warmed up to it and couldn’t be happier or imagine life any other way. His parents didn’t care.
Post # 6
I moved in with my husband (then bf) after dating for 5 months. I thought for sure my mom would have a little freak out, but she was very happy for me. She loved him from the start. Plus, I was living with her at the time and I’m sure she wanted me out.
His parents were also happy for us, I think it made more sense b/c he’s a little older. Plus his mom also loved me. I’m the first girl my husband ever brought home, and I happen to be a “nice Jewish girl.”
Post # 7
Our parents were supportive of moving in. It’s the norm in our families, all our siblings and cousins have lived with their significant others before marriage.
Post # 8
@SuperKate: Hah, that’s so funny because every cousin of ours got divorced and had lived together before marriage!