5 Things You Should Expect When You Decide To Move In With Your Significant Other
Consider these points before moving in with your partner.
Moving in with your partner is a really big deal in a relationship. It’s a huge step and it isn’t one that you should be taking lightly at all. And it’s great if you’re going about it in a very natural and organic manner. You spend to much time with one another already. You are practically spending most of, if not all of your time at each other’s places already. One of you brings up the idea of just moving in together, and you are both excited at the thought of it. And you should be!
This is a really big relationship milestone and you should be proud of yourselves for coming to this decision. However, with this big step comes heavy responsibilities as well. And if you want to be mature individuals in your relationship, then you need act like adults and make sure that you do things the right way. A shared living quarters is going to give you the opportunity to really connect with one another in ways that you might not have ever been able to.
It’s just far too easy to get lost in the thick of it all. You don’t want to be reckless about it. You don’t want to just be diving into this whole situation in a casual manner. You don’t want to be going about moving in with one another nonchalantly. It’s a big deal that you should be celebrating but also approaching with caution and care. There are so many benefits that come with moving in together; you get to share your living expenses and so it can help your bank accounts a little bit. You get to spend more and more time with one another. You have an opportunity to build a nice home for yourselves. And these are all great.
However, the prospective benefits shouldn’t blind you from all the serious stuff at all. You have to really look at this experience in a holistic manner and you can’t afford to lose yourself in the exhilaration and thrill of it all. There is a chance that the two of you are going to butt heads on a few things, and you need to make sure that you’re both prepared for it. Expectations are always good because they give you a chance to prepare for what’s in store for the both of you. And if you want to know what kind of things you can expect from moving in together, then just read on until the end of this article:
1. There will be times where you will really miss having your own personal space.
If you’ve been living alone for quite a while, then sharing a living quarters with someone else might be a totally unfamiliar experience for you; and it isn’t always going to be a comfortable one. You will find yourself wishing that you had your own private space every once in a while; particularly when you’re feeling really annoyed with your partner. You should expect to be nostalgic about living that single life.
2. It will be awkward for you to stay in the same place after having big arguments.
When you have a big fight with each other, you won’t have the luxury of just storming out and going your separate ways to wait for both your heads to cool down. You are going to have to stew in your own anger while in the presence of each other. And that can make for a very awkward situation.
3. You’re going to argue about cleanliness and organization a lot.
You are going to fight a lot about your standards of cleanliness; and you are going to fight about the distribution of your chores too. You aren’t always going to see eye to eye on how clean and organized things should be in your household.
4. You will have to prepare to see the grossest aspects of each other’s personality.
You’re just going to have to brace for the grossest aspects of each other’s personality. There is no more hiding. There is no way to conceal how you act at home anymore because you’re already at home with one another. So you won’t have the luxury of being able to act comfortably without grossing each other out every once in a while.
5. You are not going to want to go out as much as before.
Now that you have a living space of your own, you aren’t going to want to go out as much as before. You are going to be so tempted to spend your nights in with each other. Your friends might hate you for it. But you see how much work it takes to get ready and head out. You would rather just chill at home with each other and find something fun for the both of you to do together.
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