- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
Our apartment lease is coming to a close. My husband and I (coming up on our 1 year anniversary) are thinking about whether or not we want to extend, or leave our apartment. We have been wanting to save money for a house for a long time, but we had some job relocations, etc. and are finally settled, but really haven’t been able to save much money because our rent is very high.
My husband proposed living with his dad (recently divorced), and 18 year old sister at their house. However, I’m having a very tough time deciding on whether or not I want to do this. The thought of saving a good chunk of change sounds so appealing to me, actually amazing, but I really can’t come to terms with the fact that my privacy, freedom, and independence would be sacrificed, let alone, the fact that I would be living with his dad and sister everyday when I am so used to having my time with my husband as newlyweds. Don’t get me wrong, they are both easy people to be around, very great people, but I value being on our own. BUT, my husband almost seems insulted when I sound like I am not enthused about the option, and he says I don’t have a good enough reason not to.
Has anyone ever had a similar situation? I am really interested in hearing other peoples’ experiences, and whether or not this is a good idea.
Any help out there?
(Also, I’m slightly concerned about what my own parents would think. They already have a tough enough time bc I am far from them, and close to my husband’s family. I’m sure they’d have something to say if I said I was moving in with him for a few months to save money). HELP!