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Re: Unmarried couple buying house

drkaje wrote:

@ MissExcellentCredit,

 

You somehow managed to neatly sum up what was bothering me about the whole situation before I even figured it out.

 

Women really are smarter than us men, LOL!

 

Funny thing is, I would have never figured out why the idea felt icky. Seeing it in black and white makes me go "Jeez, Jake! The whole point of a girlfriend is you don't lose half your crap if it's time to make a change!". I can't imagine intentionally putting the kids in moving or changing homes again

 

Thank you! I'm not necessarily happy about finally getting it but am glad to understand things better. :smileyhappy:



My current husband and I were dating when I was house hunting.  I was buying the house for me and my daughter to live in, and as we weren't married, I wanted something that I could afford on my own.  We knew we would get married, and we are married now, but I felt more comfortable buying the house on my own and co-habiting until we both felt comfortable taking the plunge.  Oklahoma is also a seperate property state, and I pay the mortgage and provided the down payment from my own funds... so there is also some protection there as far as assets if we were to ever split.


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