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Five year plan

Carl and his friend are buying a duplex, and they got together to draw up a contract and discuss their five-year plans. I am pretty happy that I am included in Carl's five-year plan. I told him that mine was living and working wherever he was (probably Burlington, since that is where they are buying). He asked me to move in with him at some point! I am very happy about this. I fully intend to keep my own place for as long as I can afford it, but my funding runs out in August, so cohabitation may be in my very near future.

It's nice that we have not rushed things. The dating relationship is so great. It's like all of the fun without the mess. We would both save a lot of money if we moved in together (probably $300 to $500 a month). Still, I'm glad to have treated it so carefully, like the Little Prince's rose. In a way, it is the only rose on the planet.

"People where you live grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they are looking for... And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water... But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart."

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Aww, so happy for you!
I like your Little Prince analogy. Financial incentives are often the eventual reason couples decide to cohabitate. It is good that you did not let that dictate your decision to do so before you were ready.