I had known my current boyfriend for about 1 year before we decided to move in together. At first I was super excited and looking forward to it, but a few months in- I recognized what a big mistake I had made. So here is my experience and hopefully something can be learned from it.
My boyfriend worked from home as he ran his own business. Some months would be really tough as there was no work... so he couldn't pay his half of rent and groceries. I would have to take on the financial strain of 2 people. This really caused us to fight. He couldn't even pay to take me out on dates once in a while, and eventually I have had enough.
2. No alone time
We were living in a 1 bedroom condo, and we were constantly in each other's faces. When we had a fight we couldn't even go to separate rooms to calm down, as we were right there. At other times I wanted alone time and he wanted for us to watch tv, and we didn't see eye to eye.
3. Messy house
He was super messy. I would clean up his dirty laundry off the floor, dirty plates and potato chip bags everywhere. I hated it and i became to resent him. Even showering daily seemed to be an issue for him.
4. We don't miss each other
24/7 together, really made us grow so used to each other that there was no spark, and no sense of missing one another because we knew no matter what the other person would be in the home.
5. You've become lazy
Because I cleaned, took care of finances and took on a motherly role he became super lazy and barely tried. We literally had to end the relationship and go out separate ways.