Ronni, I suppose a trial run isn't acceptable? After a 25 year marriage ended in divorce, I met a man who wanted to live together. October will be 35 years living together, not without some moments! He does things which irritate me to distraction. I'm sure I NEVER annoy him! I entered the arrangement with the idea if it isn't working, I can leave. I learned it isn't that easy to leave someone you respect and care for. Ronni, all the advice in the world won't make it right or wrong for you. Use your own judgement and love and forgive. Happiness!