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Moving In Together: Expectation Vs. Reality

Think you're ready to take the next step? You may be in for a few surprises. Inspired by Marry Me, Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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1. Expectation: You will have clearly defined boundaries that you both respect.


Reality: Yeah, for like a week. Then it's a free-for-all.

2. Expectation: Sex 24/7.

Reality: Sex 1.5/2 (if you're lucky).

3. Expectation: They're going to have some weird bathroom habits.

Reality: Yeah, but so do you.

4. Expectation: You will constantly fight over the remote.

Reality: You will get so invested in their dumb reality shows that you will secretly watch them by yourself.

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5. Expectation: Your lack of alone time will slowly eat away at your sanity.

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Reality: They become your BFF, and you are super bored when they're not around.

6. Expectation: You'll have to clean up someone else's mess all the time.

Reality: Turns out you're the messy one, you animal.

7. Expectation: You will decorate this über-stylish and contemporary place together


Reality: You disagree on literally every window treatment, throw pillow, and piece of goddamn crockery.

8. Expectation: You're not going to get along with their pets.

Reality: You will end up loving them as much as, and occasionally more than, your S.O.

9. Expectation: Splitting the rent will be a great way to save money.

Reality: This one is absolutely accurate.

Date night? Yeah, that'll change too. Don't miss the all-new NBC comedy Marry Me, Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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