It's my first post on this forum, and I really appreciate if you can give me some advice.
I'm a Catholic, and I have been getting along with a non-Christian married man for some time. He has encountered marriage problems and is set to divorce with his wife. (I don't want to describe his marriage problem in details here.) According to local civil law, he has to live separately with his wife for at least one year in order to have the divorce application approved by court.
He is determined to marry me after the whole process is completed. And we know we have to apply for a marriage annulment if we want to marry in the Church. Now the problem is that after he moves out from his present apartment, he has to find a place to live.
I have rented an apartment and have been living on my own. We are considering sharing an apartment after he signs the paper to separate with his wife. (No, I don't have sex with him, and we have agreed we won't have sex until we get married.) We have such idea mainly because of the extreme high level of rent. We are not rich, and we want to save money for our future family. Sharing an apartment will not only save the rent, but also other living expenses.
What I concern is whether such act (sharing an apartment) will affect our application for annulment? Can anyone give me some advice?
Thank you very much!