(Closed) Married Couples – Would you live with a roommate?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would you take in a roommate?
    Yes, but just one other person : (35 votes)
    15 %
    Yes, but only if it was another couple : (2 votes)
    1 %
    No way! : (200 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 3
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    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Never!  I hated having roommates when i was single!  Part of the best part about living with my partner is NO STUPID ROOMMATES!

    Post # 4
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Yes we would. Actually since first moving in together we have had 4 roommates – DHs cousin, twin sister, best friend and my older brother. My older brother was actually living with us in a townhouse at the time we got married and continued for the first 4 months of our marriage. Didnt bother us one bit. We almost took in another roommate recently (a friend from GA who has a temp job in DC) but they ended up finding a sublet elsewhere. It’s not an ideal situation, but if we are able to help out a family member or a friend then we will do it. Also – DHs best friend lived with us in a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom SMALL apartment for 4.5 months. That was the only roommate situation that I actually got annoyed with because there was just no room.

     

    ETA – We would not want another couple living with us as our current house is relatively small and to me that would be awkward. Only one other person at a time please! We arent out looking for roommates, but if someone needs a place to live for a bit then we are open to it. 

    Post # 5
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    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Hell no.  DH and I are getting used to living together and learning each other’s habits. That’s hard enough.  No way in the world would I add in another person(s) to the mix.

    As far as I’m concerned, one of the big differences between a roommate and my husband is that if my husband pisses me off, we can have makeup sex.  That’s not the case with a roommate.

    Post # 6
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Not now. Like GreenEyed said, we’re still getting used to living with *eachother* and it would not be fun to have to adjust to other people at the same time! Plus, we would NOT like to have to plan loud-you-know-what around when our roommate(s) was not home!

    Post # 7
    Member
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    No way! I hated both of the roommates I had before I got married and my sister and my husband are the only two people I’ve ever lived with that it worked out well haha. It would kill our intimacy and make us feel like we’d have to walk on eggshells to avoid using the roomies shampoo, laundry detergent, toothpaste,etc. being married you just use it if it’s there and you go on with your life, no toes to step on, wouldn’t trade that for a roommate again for anything!

    Post # 8
    Member
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We’re not married yet but we live together and I’m in the “oh haellllllll no” camp personally.

    Post # 9
    Member
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    One of my favorite things about being married that I’ve tod Darling Husband is, “I’m SO glad I never have to look for roommates again!” haha…

    Post # 10
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Only like if we knew someone who NEEDED a place to stay and couldn’t afford it on their own or something. Like a SUPER close friend or a sibling. We had a roommate last year – from when we were still “just dating” to about halfway through our engagement.

    Post # 11
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    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We did and we actually really enjoyed it.  DH and his brother had an apt together before I moved to Australia and the three of us just decided to keep living together after I arrived.   We lived together for 5 months before the wedding and for 3 months after the wedding and it was great!  

    It wasn’t really a financial decision, it was just the way things were and we liked all living together.  BIL was out often enough that Darling Husband and I had plenty of time on our own but we actually really enjoy his company so we did a fair bit of stuff just the three of us.  Also, it doesn’t hurt that when Darling Husband and I met, it was on a three week holiday that Brother-In-Law was also on – so from the start, Darling Husband, Brother-In-Law, and I have always gotten along brilliantly.  

    Darling Husband and I now live on our own and love it – I think it would be hard to go back to living with a roommate as we’re fully established in our own lives, but we are really glad we had that time together living with Brother-In-Law for a while.  

    Post # 12
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    10601 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    My initial thought was no way!  But I realized, Darling Husband kind of does have roommates.  He has to have a place of residence in a particular town for his job.  He’s just renting a room there from an eldery lady, and there’s another person who is doing the same thing.  So I guess he does have roommates.

    Post # 13
    Member
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’ve had a houseguest who has overstayed their welcome (multiple times)… there’s NO WAY I could deal with a roommate. I hated having roommates when I was single, I can’t imagine doing it while married!

    Post # 14
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    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    No I wouldn’t.  I love having the house with just us 2 here.  We brought a house together 5 years before getting married so are too used to it being just us now – it would be so hard to have other people here too.

    Post # 15
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    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m not married, but I can tell you that it would never happen now or after October comes around.  We both enjoy our privacy.  

    Post # 16
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    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    No way.

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