Materialistic or Sentimental?
Once the honeymoon period in a relationship is over you want to move the relationship on, this often means moving in together. I intend getting an expert, a lawyer to discuss the legalities of joining households but I would like to talk about the practicalities and underlying emotional issues.
I would always say that if at all possible both parties should move into a new property, giving a new start and avoiding any territorial battles. This is not always possible and in these times of recession hardly practical.
The most important thing is to keep dialogue open and compromise is needed from both sides, being a list lover I have my 7 steps for;
Improving the move
I Itemise; write down all your possessions; find out exactly what you have.
M Monetary value; what is the value of each possession?
P Pleasure; Does the item give you pleasure, enhance your life?
R Rental; What would it cost to put it in storage?
O Obligation; Do you have an obligation to keep it ?
V Variety or Rarity; is it irreplacable?
E E quality : If your partner equally loves a similar item can you compromise?