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Did you or would you live together first?

S/O from the marriage question...Would you or did you live together first before you got married? We lived together a year before we got married and I think we were both more prepared for marriage because of it.


Asked by GarysWife1991 at 5:23 AM on Jul. 25, 2013 in Relationships

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  • We did briefly. He moved in with me in mid June. We hadn't planned to get married for a while, maybe not for a year or two, but things were going so well that by August, we decided to go ahead and get married before the seasons changed. We were married September 6. It will be 16 years ago this September.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:52 PM on Jul. 25, 2013

  • I spent the night at my husb's place a lot, but we did not actually move in together until 2 wks. before the wedding. BTW- I don't recommend buying a house & moving 2 weeks before your wedding! Thank God for a nice honeymoon! :)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:28 AM on Jul. 25, 2013

  • Yes and yes. I'm a firm believer that you don't truly know someone until you live with them.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 2:46 PM on Jul. 25, 2013

  • Yes and yes. There's a ton you learn about someone by living with them. I highly recommend learning those things before you marry them!

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 7:23 AM on Jul. 25, 2013

  • No. We did it the way our parents taught us, which was to select that one person to whom you were willing to be committed for life, get married and then live together as husband and wife. That was almost 49 years ago, by the way.

    Answer by NannyB. at 7:29 AM on Jul. 25, 2013

  • I highly recommend it.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:45 PM on Jul. 25, 2013

  • I agree, Ginger. My own parents dated for 5 years before they got married. They had a miserable marriage. My mother once told me that if she had lived with my father just a month, she never would have married him.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 3:21 PM on Jul. 25, 2013

  • We lived together for 12 years before getting married. We've been married 18 years ...

    Answer by goldpandora at 5:26 AM on Jul. 25, 2013

  • We lived together 2 yrs before having my son and are still not married but i agree it did prepare us to see if we could handle each other and it seems we can lol

    Answer by ._Andrea_. at 6:51 AM on Jul. 25, 2013

  • I did with other men. With my DH We only new each other for 4 months before marrying. He technically never  lived with me. Even though he was always at my place (he had a room in the baracks tell we married).


    Answer by louise2 at 7:35 AM on Jul. 25, 2013

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