- 1 year ago
I do sort of get why if you had your own home you wouldn’t want to move in together before a big commitment is made, selling a house is hard work! Personally I didn’t see moving in together as a test drive, just a means to be closer than 200 miles away from him! We didn’t have anything when we moved in together, I was just shy of 19! I had just lost my management job due to company closure and he had just started his first job out of uni. We actually moved into his parents house when I found a new job close by, mainly because no one would rent to us! But 3 months at his parents house was torture, so we moved into a rented place and have saved as much as we could. We are now buying our first home! It’s taken nearly four years of saving to be able to get enough of a deposit, as a couple we have endured a lot; anorexia, a few miscarriages including a late one, raising our daughter, redundancies, a job crisis, losing our first house, losing a beloved family member, crohns diagnosis and more. But each time we’ve come back stronger and more in love. If we hadn’t of moved in together it would have been virtually impossible to stay together, and we’ve learned something important… We need a dishwasher 😂!