Very tough times for 2 decades but almost everything that happened pushed us closer, we chose to be unified even if we disagreed. You want to make it past the 20 year mark, you better have that bedroom stuff on lock. Both moms decided it was time for us to marry so we did. At the end of the first month he expects them to put both their respective wages together to pay the bills. They must know that this is often terrible for the kids? If either or both parties are shut down to each other, this isn't going to happen and the relationship will crumble. Transvestophilia wrote, "Wasn't me but happened in my family. Nope, even people call you and request you to stop parking outside their homes and watching them because you're not welcome, that's fucking stalking. There's a great article in about why some relationships work and some don't, and it comes down to kindness and generosity. When the kids left home she went out to work for the first time in their marriage. She brought up the kids and now having this extra money is her due/reward."3. So many stories on the Reddit thread of people staying together for the kids. Long-term relationships require a ton of talking it out, and changing and growing behavior because of these talks. As aarmor put it, "You can communicate all you want, but communication makes no difference if there is no compromise."6. A lot of cheating on the Reddit thread — and liberal usage of the term "boinking" to describe the cheating, which I fully support. All of those combined were like a perfect storm and everything just collapsed. He stalks his daughters who don't want to see him, the scary thing is he doesn't think it's stalking because they're his daughters.A further 39 per cent of people decide to do so after one to two years together. If there's no rush, there's no harm in getting to know one another first.” She recommends waiting at least three to six months to work out whether a relationship has longevity, but for many people - stereotypically commitment-phobic millennials in particular - that can seem far too quick.But according to dating coach and relationship expert Madeleine Mason, there’s no one perfect length of time that means you’re ready to move in with your partner: “The ideal time for a couple to move in together is not based on 'clock time' as in days or months,” she explained to “In theory if you can do that in a week, by all means move in! “Relationships move at different paces for different people,” dating expert Vicki Pavitt told 26-year-old Ben had been with his girlfriend for three years before they moved in together, but had been talking about it for a long time.
Sometimes we know the exact reason why — I'm looking at you, Mrs. You should've kept your nose out of my relationship with your son, Name Redacted! Lucy and her boyfriend had also been on holiday together, which is a good way to test a relationship: “Make sure you’ve been away together for an extended period of time (more than 10 days) before you give them a key, this way you can get a better insight into whether you can stand their living habits or not! For some people though, the hardest part is knowing how to broach the subject for the first time if you’re not sure how your boy- or girlfriend will react - research from Match says that on average, couples take a year and a half to ask one another to move in together.“I’ve been going out with my boyfriend for a year,” 24-year-old Emma explained to .What’s more, the chances are you'll have signed a tenancy agreement together and be tied in for a year.And living with a partner isn't always smooth sailing - exclusive figures from E.“We worked out how much we could afford, agreed on an area to move to, and just went for it! But Margot and her boyfriend have never lived just the two of them - they’ve always had flatmates too.Although the couple bickered for the first few weeks of living together, they eventually ironed out their differences and set clear boundaries and expectations: “We make sure that we split chores and are really open about when we’re annoying each other,” Margot says.“We used to live close to each other in London and see each other every other day anyway, but then she had to move home (outside of London) and all of a sudden there was a big distance between us,” he told “That was just the trigger really - we both felt ready and had no doubt we'd be able to happily coexist, and so far that's been exactly the case!" 25-year-old Lucy had a similar experience and discussed moving in with her boyfriend for a year before making the leap: “He was going to be moving to a new city, leaving his friends and family and changing jobs so it was a big deal,” she says, so they weren't going to rush into anything.Using this Reddit thread about why people who've been together for 20 years or more decide to call it quits, and a few other well-researched sources, I've compiled a list of reasons why some long-term relationships fizzle instead of sizzle (tm, me). Now empty nest for 10 years and we get closer every year.