Make sure your intimate proximity doesn't kill actual intimacy
It's ironic but the closeness of moving in can mean losing the physicality of a relationship. You won't have the added fire of being apart for any extended period of time, so like Theresa, 30, notes, you'll have to be more... proactive: “I have to make an effort to remember to make time, even when I’m crazy tired, I rally and I’m always glad I did.”
Plan real together time
Coexisting on the couch while you both clumsily thumb through your phones should not be mistaken as quality time. “We hate the idea of date nights and don’t feel the need to make weekly plans to go out to dinner, but we will make plans to watch a show together -- without our phones,” says Amanda, 28.
Plan not-together time
On the flip side, just because you live together, doesn’t mean you have to do everything together. “He’ll watch football with his guy friends and I know he won’t care if I have dinner plans with a coworker,” says Maura, 25. “It’s important that we continue to be independent people.” Just make sure you let the other know if they should be having dinner without you.