Moving in with your partner may be considered the most important step you could take during the course of your relationship. It actually means that you are ready to spend even much more time with them, share a variety of things, such as the expenses, groceries etc. and be alright with that. In order to accommodate with them, you must learn how to accept their flaws and their, maybe, very different habits.
If you are a tough person when it comes to accepting one’s habits, this experience will certainly be a hard one, but as time passes, it will all become much easier and it will even become a pleasurable experience, because after all, who wouldn’t want to spend every day with their loved one?
In this article, I will try to give you some tips regarding this matter, and how to properly enjoy the supposed exciting experience of moving with your partner, how to keep a little bit of intimacy between you both and how to mitigate the possible fights or arguments that will occur.
When living with your partner, learn how to maintain healthy boundaries and spend some quality time alone
Healthy boundaries are very much needed and well-deserved! Especially because every person is different and needs a little moment of privacy, and also, has different perspectives on how to live in a household.
For example, if you would like to spend some nights watching your favourite movies alone, your partner should understand that and respect your boundaries. Moreover, if one of your partner’s boundary is to not let clothes thrown on the floor, you should learn to respect that, and as time passes, you will learn that this boundary is actually a good one and a beneficial one, even for you. Try not to suffocate your partner and learn how to respect their boundaries in order to live in a healthy household.
Learn new and exciting things together
You have moved with your partner, now the real adventure begins! To keep boredom out of the household, try to learn new things everyday, such as: cook a new dish together, clean the apartment together, select a day which suits for the both of you and watch a new movie, play board games, discover new TV series, which will be easier to watch, now that you live together, invite friends over etc. All these experiences will straighten your bond even more and you will become closer than ever.
Learn how to mitigate conflict
If arguments appear, try not to panic! Now that you live together, conflicts upon various reasons are actually normal, because we are, after all, different people with different opinions and upbringings. Although, it’s important how you soften these arguments. Try not to get mad or yell, you just need to reason with your partner and learn what cause this conflict, accept its consequences and try to find solutions and that’s how you lighten the mood without some unnecessary yelling, which will surely cause more damage.
In conclusion, every person is different and has a different way of living. When you accept to move in with your partner, you basically sign up to the process of accepting their, maybe unusual and different way of living. However, there exists many other tips which suits your personalities within yourselves, and also, the answer to the question stated in the title will easily come to you after thoughtful consideration.