1.You’re super excited to start this new chapter in your life, so excited in fact that you don’t stop going on about it, subsequently putting your partner off the idea.
2.You suggest having a clear out before moving in together so only the necessary is bought into your new home – however, your other half doesn’t seem to have got the memo and turns up with 20 something years of paperwork and general crap.
3.You quickly realise that they do not understand the concept of a drawer or a wardrobe.
4.You argue about silly things like the washing up or what toilet rolls to buy.
5.Compromise…. What is compromise??? Nobody warned you about this!!
6.You start to panic, everyone thinks you should be in bliss but you’re ripping your hair out and you aren’t talking anymore.
7.You slowly start to understand each other and realise that compromise is not always a terribly, terrifying debacle.
8.You realise that you don’t have to have similar interests or ideas and that you can live harmoniously side by side
9.You learn to pick your battles (unless alcohol is involved in which case all sensible thoughts go out the window and it’s anyone’s game)
10.You remember why you wanted to live together in the first place and start to actually enjoy it.
11.You end up choosing a night in together over going out getting drunk with your pals.
12.You live happily ever after.
Obviously this is a bit tongue in cheek and exaggerated (or is it lol) but I decided to do this post because most people lie! Most people will tell you that everything was happy and lovely when they moved in with their significant other but when you delve a little deeper you understand that this was not the case.
Adjusting to living with another person is a tough thing to do! Especially when you love and care for that person, in fact that makes it harder. I wish someone had been more honest and open about the whole subject so that I didn’t think something was terribly wrong with our relationship when I wanted to rip his head off in the first few months (lol soz.)
So this is just a little note to let you know that it is natural, don’t sweat it, learn from it and you will come out the other side closer than ever.
Peace and love xoxo