A shared commitment

Besides agreeing on why they wish to merge households, individuals in a relationship must feel strongly committed to each other as life partners.

Compatibility on the basics

People who want to live together need to lay a solid foundation for their relationship that’s based on similar values, tastes, goals and outlook on life.

Good communication skills

The ability to talk with each other is key to building trust between two people. This effort not only involves what’s said when folks converse; how something is said also plays a key role in whether an individual feels comfortable and confident enough to open up to his or her partner.