Generally, I dont feel its a good idea to have someone living with a newly married couple. They need their space, it can put stress on a marriage/friendship, and all that. However I find my husband and I are approaching a decision that may not be so easy. I will try to make this as short as possible. My best friend is in sort of a bad situation where she is now. We want to move her here, and she has been thinking about moving here as well. We've been trying to find her a room mate from some of our friends, but we arent having much luck. My husband suggested she move in with us. He says he rather her be here with us, than in the 'bad situation'. On the other hand, my mother is nearing her own 'bad situation' financially. And has brought up us moving in with her to help defray expenses a few times. She is thinking of selling her house, and moving to a smaller place. Its just an idea for now. My husband says he would not mind living with her if she needed our help. This isnt an immediate decision, we have at least 6 months to decide how things should go. I would prefer us to live on our own, but I understand that financially another person could help, and more importantly my mother and my friend may need our help. So we may have to decide whether to let someone live with us, and if so, who?