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My boyfriend and I have been living in a two-bedroom apartment for three years now and almost every month I discover a new reason that it was one of the best decisions we ever made for our relationship. When we started apartment hunting together, we didn’t even look for two-bedrooms. We figured we couldn’t afford them. Then we started to realize that two-bedrooms are not that much more expensive than one-bedrooms, at least not in the expensive city in which we live. I won’t state our exact rent, but what I will say is that the going rate for a one-bedroom in our neighborhood is $2,200 and the going rate for a two-bedroom is just around $2,600. Split between a couple, each person just spends an extra $200 a month for what is, in my opinion, an incredible boost in quality of life. So if you are making that decision between saving a little money on a one-bedroom or splurging on a two-bedroom, let me persuade you to do the latter.


For the one whose family lives far away

My boyfriend’s family lives all over the country, but nowhere near us. My family, meanwhile, lives just a 90-minute drive away. There is this feeling of imbalance, by which my partner spends a lot of time with my family, and I rarely see his. But, when they do visit, they can stay longer because we can give them a free place to stay. Back in our one-bedroom days, they could only visit for a couple of nights due to high hotel prices, and that would spark that old, “We never spend time with my family” complaint from him after their visit.

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