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7 Things You Learn When You Move In Together with Your Man

Moving in with her partner is something a girl looks forward to. There are so many things which excites one at the beginning - the prospect of sharing a place, dividing household work, and the sheer thrill of just "living with someone". However,  once the honeymoon phase gets over, the realization that you are essentially two individuals trying to deal with your own differences will hit you hard. But if you want to make it work, one can always make a few adjustments. Here are 7  things you learn when you move in together with your man!

1. Grocery Shopping Just Got a Lot Heavier


 things you learn when you move in together with your man


The next time you are out grocery shopping, remember that now you have another person to account for. That means keeping his food preferences in mind and stocking up accordingly. If that’s not going to happen, be prepared to share your Nutella bottle with him!



2. When It Comes to Chores, You Go Half and Half


 things you learn when you move in together with your man


If he’s the one cooking, it’s your job to clean the dishes after. If you are the one mopping the house, it will be his job to do the dusting. Living with someone is not just about getting chores done, though. Even if you are sharing household tasks, make it fun!



3. Dealing with Each Other’s Differences


 things you learn when you move in together with your man


He may not like you hair strands clogging up the sink, or you may not like his part of the room being messy and covered with last night’s pizza leftovers. But, instead of pointing out each other's differences, how about working it out? Talk things over. And please don’t expect that everything will get sorted out overnight. Giving each other time is of key importance.



4. Personal Space Is Essential


 things you learn when you move in together with your man


Sure, you may love him a lot, but on certain days, you may just not feel like dealing with him. And the same goes for him. That’s the time when the issue of personal space comes into the forefront. Don’t worry much about it, every relationship goes through this phase. Remember when Carrie and Big had their silent moments? Yep, it’s completely normal.



5. The Importance of Sex


 things you learn when you move in together with your man


Trust us, sex is a key ingredient of a healthy and happy relationship. If your relationship is missing the spark, maybe it’s time to work on rekindling it. Sex helps in not just fulfilling each other’s desires, it brings the two of you closer as well.



6. Communication Is THE Key


 things you learn when you move in together with your man


The more you bottle up your feelings, the more damage it will cause. Initially, you will ignore the little things about him that bother you, but after a certain period of time, you will learn to address them. If you have to get through a tiff, the best way to deal with it is through communication.



7. You Will Learn That Your Partner Has a Life Too


 things you learn when you move in together with your man


Just because your partner is living with you, it doesn’t mean he should be chained to you 24/7. He’s an individual, and deserves his freedom too. Whether it’s going out drinking with the boys, being caught up with work, or even grabbing lunch with his female bestie - these things should never get to you. Be supportive and trust his choices. Because, if you don’t, you might just give him a good reason to move out.


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MUST-READ: 16 Signs That You Are Ready to Move In Together!

MUST-READ: 20 Signs You’re in a Serious Relationship!


 
Published on Jan 19, 2015
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