If I can give you a piece of advice, avoid living with someone unless you’re absolutely sure you’ll spend your life with them. And even then, wait another year. Why? Because breaking up with someone you live with suuuucks. Think about your past breakups, from people with whom you did not live. You probably spent a lot of time—you guessed it—at home. You wallowed, invited friends over to drink and console you, watched sad movies, played every love song known to man, and spent a lot of time in your robe, on the phone with your mom. Now imagine trying to do that while moving (a major pain in the butt under the best of circumstances) and while the ex over whom you’re doing all of this wallowing is right in the other room. Here are the realities of breaking up with somebody you live with.