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20 Aug

THOUGHTS : COHABITATION

In 1 week Brian and I officially move in together. I am pretty darn excited to wake up next to him everyday. I managed to keep my excitement alive even while dodging comments from a few girlfriends who subscribe to the theory you shouldn’t live together unless you have a ring on your finger. Let’s just say I don’t agree. Considering I’m 322 days away from being 30, I think my only concern should be what my gut tells me and let everyone else live their lives just as they please.

My gut tells me we are going to be just fine. My biggest concern is closet space. I thought I had a problem until I met Brian. That boy likes his clothes…jackets especially. I also need to start remembering to put the cap on the toothpaste. For some reason I have an aversion to this and it drives him nuts! I think these problems are totally workable. I found a silly quiz today titled “Are you ready to cohabitate?”…I decided to take it…

Question 1: How many nights do you spend together now?

1- Almost every night.

2- Regularly, probably a few times a week.

3- Maybe once or twice a week, if that.

My answer # 2

Question 2: How many things do you keep at each other’s places for sleepovers?

1- Not much if anything, we try to respect each other’s personal space.

2- There’s a fair amount of space saved, such as a drawer or hangers in the closet, and toiletries.

3- A few things, like a change of clothes and a toothbrush.

My answer # 2

Question 3: How long have you been in a committed relationship together?

1-Less than six months.
2-Six months to about a year.
3-More than a year.

My answer # 3

Question 4: How often do the two of you talk about a future together?

1-One of us talks about a future together and the other doesn’t, OR, we haven’t discussed future plans with each other yet.

2-All the time, and our friends and family have heard all the details too.

3-We love each other but talks about what’s next don’t come up much.

My answer # 2

Question 5: Have you both been faithful in your relationship?

1-There have been some discussions about faithfulness, but nothing happened.
2-Yes, without question.
3-Someone cheated, but we’re working on it together and committed to doing so.

My answer-  #2
This one is probably super important! HA
Question 6: What does a typical fight look like between the two of you?

1-One or both of us fly off the handle, stomp away, stonewall or call names.

2-One or both of us gets upset, but we fight clean and it only takes us a few hours to make nice and apologize usually.
3-We rarely if ever get into fights, more like heated conversations than anything.

My answer – # 3
We seriously NEVER fight. I’m just waiting for all hell to break loose over the toothpaste cap. I’ll keep you posted.
Question 7: How much is money deciding your moving in together?

1- Sure, moving in will help with the bills but it’s not our primary motivation.

2- We just want to spend as much time together as possible.

3- Money is the main reason why we discussed moving in together in the first place.

My answer- # 2.
Don’t get me wrong…I also love the idea of having extra money for more shoes.
Question 8: Are you both on the same page about animals in the home?

1-We have a few concerns, but neither of us have pets so it’s not a problem.
2- Yes, without question.
3-We disagree about pets, or we don’t like each other’s pet(s).

My answer- #2
Brian would have to be living under a rock to not be aware that a French Bulldog named Frank will be living with us at some point this year.
Question 9: Do either of you have kids? If so, how do the kids feel about you moving in together?

1-The kids don’t get along at all, or one of us doesn’t like the other’s kid(s).

2-Neither of us have kids, OR, everyone gets along really well.

3-We both anticipate some settling in with the kids, but it’s not anything we can’t deal with.

My answer- # 2
No kids! Phew!
QUIZ RESULT –

Congratulations! The two of you, based on your quiz answers, are probably ready to move in together – provided you’ve been dating for more than a year and are above the age of consent. Keep the lines of communication open as you move through this process

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3 Responses to “322”

  1. K Hubbs August 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    I love you, I love you blog and I love you and B together. Congratulations on the move, I hope we get notice so we can send you a home warming gift. Xoxoxo

    • katemcclafferty August 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

      What a sweet note! Put a huge smile on my face. Let’s make a double date soon! How fun would that be?! Love you

  2. whitt88 May 4, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Sure, you got to choose the guy, the questions and the answers, but bravo, it’s lots of fun to read. You make me feel like I’m evesdropping.
    Up on your dateline, it’s still 70.

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