Post # 1
Preface: I know there’s a ton of these in the relationship boards, but I like this one best lol 🙂
So, I have a very specific question, mostly for couples who already live together. Is there anything your SO does that you found out after moving in together that would really stop you from marrying them? This isn’t so much about past relationships that didn’t work out, and this is another reason I think this question is appropriate for the waiting boards. Knowing how much you love your SO right now, and how you’re dying for them to propose any day now, what habits are so bad (if any) that you couldn’t deal with after getting married?
A lot of couples who lived together before getting married say they needed time to adjust to all the “quirks.” But are any so bad that you would really regret your decision to get married had you found out about them after the fact?
I put up a poll, but I’d really love to get personal feedback.
Post # 3
Hoarder style living would be too much for me. But I would have found that out before I ever moved in anyways.
Post # 4
haha well obviously not since I’m still married! I guess I kind of took a leap of faith because the first time I lived with my now-husband was after we bought a house together (both of our names on the mortgage). It was after we had gotten engaged but before we got married. I felt like we’d spent enough time together that I wasn’t scared of weird quirks. It did still take some getting used to. Not just his quirks, but just the difference of living together. But it all worked out okay for me 🙂
Post # 5
Nope, he’s great! We have similar cleanliness standards, and work together really well. If he was lazy and never helped clean/cook/do laundry, we would have some issues, but he isn’t and we don’t!
Post # 6
There were ‘quirks’ I discovered after moving in with my partner that I didn’t think I would be able to live with, but I eventually realised that despite that I still wanted to stay. I am SO glad that I worked through that before we were engaged, because it would be a huge stress wondering if I only stayed with him because I had made a promise to.
Post # 7
My boyfriend (and hopefully FI soon!) moved in a few months ago, and we have honestly grown closer since then. We also now both work at the same company! Crazy, I know…
His moving in with me has shown me that we are VERY compatible! Yay!
That being said, when I lived with my ex (the only other guy I ever lived with), things just kept getting worse and worse! I found out lots of terrible terrible things about him!
Post # 8
Nope….none that would make us break up….but we did learn alot about each other, and how to manage bills and money together….one thing i did fine out was since he is older than me he has a little more student debt than i originally thought, and as everyone knows once your married debts combine…so we have been able to pay off 90% of his student loans, and plan on paying off the rest before we get married, which should be done in i think this december or jan. of next year….
but we did learn quirks about each other and habbits that probably could have been overwhelming as a newly married couple….dealing with post wedding stress…but i do understand what alot of people say that they dont want to because they want a change after theyre married and they feel if they live together they wont get that sense of newness after… but it just showed us that we can work through anything, and it brought us alot closer, and taught us how to deal with issues that come up in every day married life…and its made us stronger…
Post # 9
For us, it was not about quirks that would prevent marriage, and I don’t think that’s really why living together is such a test.
The test is spending *that* amount of time with someone and moving your relationship past the excitement of being together into the comfortability and, at times, monotony of daily living with someone. We were together 6.5 years before we moved in together and thought that we knew enough about each other that it would be fine. It has absolutely nothing to do with “knowing enough” about someone and has everything to do with being with someone alllll the time. If you can keep a spark going after being utterly comfortable and “boring” with everyday living, then you’ve got what it takes for the long haul.
Also, a lot of power struggles come out when you first move in with someone. This happens whether you’re living with your family, roommates, or your SO/FI/DH, it’s just how living with someone goes. Getting through those struggles (well, learning how to handle them, they’ll never be over, lol) was a big part of what helped my FI get ready to propose.
Post # 10
Nope. He’s so good to me.
Ok his “sweets drawer” in the kitchen sometimes irritates me when he “steals” my chocolate for his ever weird eating habits. Sometimes he makes mac and cheese with honey butter and INSISTS (read, trys to spoon feed it to me) I try every single time he makes it.
Post # 11
Nope. We have been living together for 4 years. He is a pain in the ass, leaves his socks every where, toothpaste all over the counter. But I’ll put up with that to be with him = )
In his defense some times he has to move all my hair straightener and blow dryer and makeup before he can even get into the bathroom! haha
Post # 12
My SO is a workaholic with chronic gas, meaning I never see him and when I do he stinks out the house! I tease him and stuff but it amuses me in a weird way
Post # 13
Nope, we live together and no habit is a dealbreaker for me. Of course there were some quirks to adjusting to moving in together, but I think we make it work. No relationship is always roses. Nothing he does now would stop me from wanting to be with him. Our biggest difference is probably that I am NOT a morning person, and he very much is. I try to suck it up on the weekdays, and on the weekends he lets me sleep while he does chores.
Post # 14
Npthing about DH bothers me that much.
However, I lived with a previous boyfriend and that totally tore us apart. We absolutely could not live together. I am sooooo happy we figured that out before we decided to get married or anything.
Post # 15
I love everything about my SO and we’ve been living together for over a year now 🙂
Post # 16
We both have our quirks that annoy the other but it’s nothing that isn’t worked out with compromise. We both didn’t plan on moving in together before marriage(or at least being engaged) but threats to his job/rumors of layoffs at his company and our leases coming up made us have a long discussion about it and we decided to move in.
I would have never moved in with him though if I didn’t know for a fact we were getting engaged(he was saving up for a ring that we had picked out together when we moved in together). I think moving in with a guy thinking it will lead to an engagement is just a bad idea in general. Once you move in together it can be harder to leave a relationship that you should have left long ago. Happened to me with my ex, we were together 9 years and I guarantee that would have not been the case if we had never moved in with each other.