Jennifer Aniston and her new beau Justin Theroux took a big step in their relationship by deciding to become roommates.¬† People reports that the couple is currently renting a two-bedroom house in the Hollywood Hills while searching for a more permanent settlement.¬† “Jen and Justin are very excited about living together in their new home,” a source said.¬† Aside from some privacy, the home, which Aniston rented Aug. 1, offers hardwood floors, a new ozone pool, spa and viewing deck.¬† Aniston’s old home in Beverly Hills sold for $38 million.

How does your relationship change when you live with your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

In most cases, moving in with your lover can make things complicated at times.  Cupid weighs the pros and cons:

1. Time is of the essence: Most couples expect to be spending more time together when they move in together.¬† Technically this is true because you have the night together, but you’ll be surprised by how much “quality time” is missing once the honeymoon period is over.

2. ‘Space: the final frontier': If you’re a person who needs a lot of space after a disagreement, then you may want to reevaluate your living situation — or have a spare room.¬†

3. ‘After the thrill is gone': Similar to the beginning of your relationship, once the initial “honeymoon” period is over, a person’s guard is let down and his or her true character appears.¬† This happens when you move in with your lover, except on a much larger scale.¬† Act accordingly.

What do you think are the pros and cons of moving in with your partner? Share your experiences below.