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Posted on Aug 26, 2016

What Do You Wish You Had Known Before Moving In Together?

Because this is a really big deal, guys.

Living with a significant other (S.O.) is fun, convenient, and a really important step in the relationship.

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But, as with any roommate situation, there can be unforeseen issues that only come to light when you're sharing the same space with someone.

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So we want to know what advice you would go back and give yourself before moving in with an S.O. for the first time.

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Let's hear all of your serious, funny, awkward, honest talk about what would have made the transition smoother — or what would have made it a more sustainable solution for the long run.

Maybe you wish you'd had a more serious talk about finances and the best way to pay all the bills — before the first month's rent came around.

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Or maybe you wish you had both put together a list of all the things you really cannot deal with in your living space.

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Like inviting friends over to drink until 2 a.m. on a Wednesday. Or leaving the toilet seat up literally every time. Or just sharing a toothbrush without asking. IS NOTHING SACRED?

Perhaps you wish you knew how important it was to have another place to go when you get all riled up — which could have prevented a lot of fights.

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Or that it's okay to still have your own life, and that you don't need to do everything together 24/7 just because you live together now.

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And — as pessimistic as it sounds — maybe you wish you had come up with a feasible moving-out plan in the event that things don't work out.

We want to hear all of the advice you wish you'd had before moving in together as a couple.

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Share it in the comments below and it could end up in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post.

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