You’re Going to Live Together, but Where?
My friends are all moving in with their significant others. Whether it be an apartment or a house, deciding where to live is a big deal. But how do you tackle this issue?
Pros and cons lists are a solid go-to. But if you and your partner are both stubborn, it can be a harder decision. Plus when money is involved, it always makes this conversation even harder. So besides making a list, what can you do? Here are a few ideas to help you through this process:
Hash it out
You need to talk. This solves almost every issue in a relationship. So sit down and vent. Let your partner know what you are thinking. Why do you want to pick the place you have your heart set on? Why are you against moving somewhere else? Are you willing to compromise?
Pull out the calculator
Let’s talk numbers. Some people believe in the best bang for your buck. If this is you, prove your case. Have data to back up your statement. If you are the opposite, be ready to fight back with your own claims.
Location, location, location
Maybe the best bang for your buck isn’t for you. May you care more about location, which is okay. Maybe the house you want is close to your job, and that means less stress commuting. Less stress is always a plus. So think hard and have your own pros aligned when it comes up.
Deciding on a house is hard. Each party will have an opinion. But just make sure in the end you both respect each other’s opinions and come to a mutual agreement.