Moving in with your significant other is a huge step in your relationship. You aren’t quite married yet, but you are committed enough to know that you want to share a home for the rest of your lives (or at least until the lease runs out). For most couples moving day is a joyful occasion. After all, you spend so much time together that you might as well be living together, right? Is it possible that, despite the joy and excitement you are feeling, the day that you move in together could mark the beginning of the end for your relationship?
According to some experts, combining your homes before making a commitment to be together forever can actually lead to a divorce down the road. Once a couple is moved in together it becomes very difficult for either partner to leave. Instead of leaving the relationship because they are unhappy, it is easier to take the next logical step, which is to get married and, eventually, divorced.