Not too long ago, it was frowned upon for couples to live together without being married. And, in many cultures, it still is.
Today in the United States, though, it’s perfectly normal for couples to live with one another before tying the knot. NPR reports that more than 65 percent of first marriages start with the couple already living together!
And it makes complete sense. Not only is it emotionally satisfying to live with a partner, it’s also practical.
My favorite thing to do after a long, stressful day is to be home with my boyfriend and dog. They immediately help me destress, relax, and unwind.
We’ve been living together for two-and-a-half years, and I can’t imagine it any other way.
Plus, in today’s economy, splitting the bills with someone is hugely beneficial. Living comfortably today is hard enough as it is, so being able to share the cost of things with a partner can help ease the financial burden.
But financial and emotional reasons aside, living together can give you invaluable insights into the person you might eventually marry.
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