My boyfriend and I just moved in together and six year old tabby cat Simon came, too. We've actually had a pretty traumatic move, as we had to move twice due to a flood. Simon was obviously just as traumatized by this as we were. We now live in a junior one bedroom and Simon will not let us sleep. When we let him in the bed with us, he climbs on us incessantly. When we don't let him in the bed, he paces the apartment and meows and keeps trying to climb in the bed.
I've taken the advice of other members on this site to play with him, feed him closer to bedtime, etc, but it's not working. He's getting older and is less interested in playing. Out of desperation, we have tried crating him overnight (he broke out of it), putting him in the bathroom (he somehow opened the door), buying a shinto screen (he knocks it over, climbs under, etc).
I love him dearly but I'm at my wits end and it's causing friction between my boyfriend and I. We never have problems, so this is big. Thanks!