Living Together vs. Marriage

Here are 4 topics to discuss with your partner before cohabitating:

1. What are your motivations for living together? Do you see cohabitating as a step toward marriage or a test drive?

2. What are your long term expectations regarding living together? This includes your values regarding fidelity, marriage, having children, etc.

3. What will you do if it doesn't work out?

4. What are your some of goals in five or ten years regarding your relationship, finances, careers, living arrangement, etc.?

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