Things to consider when moving in with your partner
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Moving in together with your partner before marriage is becoming a common trend in almost all parts of the country and sounds like a magical fairy tale as you can stay together 24*7 and spend good time while trying to adjust with other’s lifestyle and living habits. As you already know each other so things become bit sorted and easy to handle.
After a hectic work schedule at office, it feels good to see your partner smiling at youwhen you reach back home. Moving in together is a big step in one’s relationship and requires a good deal of efforts from both the partners, so before taking this leap, try to answer below mentioned questions in a clear manner and discuss the same with your partner.
- “Are you really ready to move in - together?”
- “Should you wait for another 6 months?”
- “Isn’t it too soon?”
- “Are you on the same page?”
- “Why are we doing this?”
- “Where do you see your relationship after 2-3 years?”
You need to talk things out a bit more before making the big move.
Let’s look at some more important things to be discussed with your partner before renting/buying an apartment -
Deciding on where to live so that both of you can easily travel to your workplace is an essential task to be accomplished with no hurries. Choose an apartment with enough space to accommodate essentials of both the partners with no congestion.
Happily living with your partner doesn’t mean that you don’t need “me” time with your friends. Make sure that you each get a space to yourself with no unwanted interference. Though you both have a right to invite your friends for some fun house parties but things can get terribly bad if you do so without telling the other partner.
Talk about how you will cover rent and other expenses especially when both of you earn different amounts.Discuss your financial situations in detail and reach a common agreement on how rent and household expenses will be split to avoid any sort of tiff during your stay.
Discuss how household chores will be divided especially when both of you are working. It doesn’t seem a big issue but when you actually start living with your partner, you end up having arguments on
“Who is going to clean the kitchen?”
“It’s your duty to clean the closets.”
“It’s always you who create the mess”
These little things become the reasons of major fights.
Make sure you aren’t moving in together out of convenience just because you want to spend more time with your partner but consider both the pros and cons of it to lead a happy life.
Things become easier, funnier and happier especially when you do them with your loved ones.