Moving In w/Your Significant Other: Don’t Kill Them Just Yet

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Moving in with your significant other can be fun. It can be exciting. It can be…a headache. We’re all adults here, and I’m assuming most of you have, or are currently living with your significant other. As someone who has recently made the big move, and almost gone bald in the process, here are five tips for moving in with your significant other:

1.Agree On Who Will Do What-

It’s pretty much understood in my household that I don’t really like to cook, and the boyfriend doesn’t really like to do dishes, laundry, or clean. LOL So we’ve created a system. I do the stuff he hates and vice versa. He takes out the trash, fixes stuff when it breaks, and so forth. Get an understanding.


2.Ask For Their Input (Even When You Don’t Want It)-

I don’t particularly CARE if my boyfriend likes the vase I bought…but I have to ask. After all, it’s his place too. Make your S/O feel like their opinion matters when it comes to the space they call home.


3.Give them SPACE-

Yay! We’re living together, but that doesn’t mean we have to see each other 24 hours a day. We have different habits, different hobbies, different personalities, etc. It’s OK to wander off the other room without your loved one. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.


4.Have Some Respect-

Don’t throw your sh*t all over the house like a mad woman. Don’t leave the milk out. Don’t leave hair in the sink. Don’t hog the TV. Common courtesy. Don’t get out of control. Have some respect.


5.Talk About Money-

Money can become a touchy subject when you’re living with someone. Finances get crossed, spending habits are often under the microscope, and people become frustrated. Not to mention things like being fired or laid off can happen in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, your partner might be depending on you to keep you both afloat. Be prepared…for all of this!

Living with someone else can be difficult, but it can work. As long as you are understanding, and UNDERSTOOD by your boo!


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