As what most “successful” couples would say,
you’d never know the true personality or attitude of a person until you live together under one roof.
The same is true when it comes to your partner. Even though you constantly tell everyone that he/she is your soul mate, you are in for an emotional rollercoaster ride by the time that you moved together.
Contrary to popular belief, “moving in together” is a serious decision that should be given proper thought and consideration. It is not just spending a night at each other’s place. Now, you’ll begin to share the same bed, work your way around in the same kitchen, wash dishes left in the sink and live in the house for the rest of your lives. At first yes, everything will seem to be fun and exciting. But once all is set and done, that is when the real challenge would kick in.
So, to help you better navigate these uncharted waters, consider taking into mind these probable solutions.
What’s Clean for You might be not for Him/Her
While he/she may not have issue walking around the house with the shoes on, this may just drive you nuts! It could be as well that you’re fine in putting different stuff on top of your desk and not for your partner. These and other little things are something that you have to discuss and compromise. Otherwise, it would be the cause of fights and arguments in the future.
Much like setting realistic expectations when it comes to cleanliness, it is vital to discuss who will be in charge of which chore. The best course of action here is being fair in dividing the tasks and maintain an open communication that none of you is pulling each other’s weight.
Talking about Budget?
Now this is an ultra-sensitive subject for couples. It’s a topic that is often the root cause of fights between couples particularly to those who are living together or married. In fact, just a rise in electricity could spark arguments between the two of you. Luckily, there’s a quick fix for this one like having a Temporary power pole to have an alternative energy source.
Well at least, there’s a solution for rising electricity cost. What about the monthly pay for the rent, insurance and other expenses? Find a way to compromise on these matters to handle it like a boss.