Sharing a home with the person you love can be a magical thing. It can bring you two closer, increase trust, and provide a better understanding of each other’s needs.
However, living with someone you share a history with comes with new challenges. It doesn’t matter how close you are or how much you love them. There’s no way of knowing if you’re ready or not, but there are few things to consider before taking the relationship to the next level.
You have to be comfortable in your relationship
Home is the one place where we can be our true and weird selves, and not give a fuck. Moving in with someone changes that.
Know that you’re going to see a different side of one another. Waking up looking like hell in the morning, and embracing your true natural self is only the beginning…
Lack of privacy
Say goodbye to privacy. Closing the door can only do so much. Everyone needs time and space alone every now and then.
Even from our friends, family and romantic partners. Living together does indeed make it difficult to maintain privacy. You’re gonna have to sacrifice some personal space.
Living under the same roof can put a strain on your relationship.
When you’re with the person you love 24/7, it’s going to change your everyday routine and habits. You’ll go out less and stay in more. There’s just no point in going out every night, especially when you’ve already found someone who makes you happy.
It’s easy to lose touch with your friends. This will suck in the long-run because the moment you start feeling bored or lost, you’re going to want to escape that feeling. This is a good thing because we all need a life outside of our relationship.
You need space for yourself.
You will likely find yourself in a rut
Living together over time can feel like a marriage. And feeling like that in your 20s is not ideal.
It’s just not healthy. I mean, if you easily get tired of your siblings what makes think you won’t get tired of being around your partner 24/7? It can drive a terrible wedge between couples.
When you’re always together, it invokes tons of unnecessary conflict. You’ll prob end up having that same argument over and over again. Don’t let it get to that point, because it can be extremely difficult to turn back around.
Little things will annoy you
Little things will start to bug you. AND I MEAN LITTLE. Something as little as never putting the toilet seat down or the toothpaste cap back on.
It’s like living with a random roommate or a sibling. Small things will piss you off no matter what. The best thing to do is always address the problem, otherwise, that frustration will only build up.
And there’s nothing more suffocating than living with someone you can’t stand to be around.
- Overall, the best way to get through the challenges is by being straightforward and working together to accommodate each other’s needs.
- Hearing your partner out and being attentive to their feelings.
- A healthy relationship isn’t meant to be perfect, but it should make your life easier.
- Living together can be a great thing as long as you continue to support each other, communicate, maintain a social life, give yourself space to breathe, and just be happy.