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How I gently eased into sharing expenses with my partner

I moved in with my partner of two years about seven months ago. It's my first time living with someone, at the not-so-tender age of in-my-thirties. When we started to share rent and utilities responsibilities, we had to figure out a way to make things equitable, while also easing into the whole finance sharing idea in general. Here's how we do it…

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Moving to "us" from "me" and fearing the loss of my autonomy

My amazing future husband and I have been together just over two years and engaged over one. He's amazing, and kind, and is a perfectly balanced feminist who looks like a Viking biker. I can't even imagine my life without him in it, let alone how I managed to get here without him. Yet I've been really stressed over the fact that he and I become WE, US, THEM, in the eyes of the law, family, and society.

A Christmas honeymoon trip to Universal Orlando

I am obsessed with Harry Potter and thought it would be a perfect vacation. We waited until after my school semester was done and made it our first Christmas/New Year's together and our honeymoon. Plus Legoland had just opened, and that's Geoff's obsession, so it was super-perfect timing!