“These days, many people worry about losing their jobs. It’s wise to discuss the “what ifs” with your boyfriend. Can you—and are you willing to—support him financially if he becomes unemployed? And vice versa? Could either of you move in with your parents (or have some other Plan B) if you can’t make rent? Definitely take a second look at those legal matters. For example, having both your names on the lease makes you both responsible for rent—so if one of you can’t make the payments and tries to “dump” it on the other, the other has the right to take legal action against you,” says Mauer.