When a couple agree to move in together, they're often at a high point of feeling good about one another. But cohabitation quickly gets to the nitty-gritty of life. So is it a good idea to move in with your partner? There's no one-size-fits-all answer, because every relationship is different. However, there are a few essential questions every guy can ask himself. What to Ask Yourself Before Moving in With a Partner
1. Do they leave their home a mess.
You must consider your partners cleanlinesssays. Do they clean up after themselves or leave it for someone else to do? If it’s the latter, do you really want that someone to be you.
2. How are their finances?
Is your partner financially stable, or are they often late on paying credit card bills or accepting Venmo charges she asks. You and your partner need to be on the same page when it comes to finances so that the rent doesn’t all of the sudden fall on you.
3. What are their friends like.
Before moving in with their partner, men must evaluate how they feel towards their partner’s friends, because everyone has that one friend who doesn’t pick up on social cues and over stays their welcome. Next thing you know, your partner’s best friend is living on your couch rent-free. Have you decided you want to go for it? Great! In that case.
4. Be prepared to discover each other's wacky habits.
It's inevitable, Now that you're living together, you're gradually going to discover each other's irritating habits. She makes a weird noise while she sleeps; you fart with abandon. One way to soften the blow is to try living together for a spell before you actually move in. Just make sure it's a normal, mundane week so you'll get a real feel for what the morning rush is like, what the dishwashing situation is like.The key, no matter how long you've been living together: When confronted with one of those fingernails-on-the-chalkboard-of-life moments, don't let it slide. But resist the urge to bite her head off. Coauthor of Shacking Up, prefers a gentler, more constructive approach. "Instead of yelling, 'Why the hell do you always leave your briefcase on the floor?' try saying, 'It makes me very happy when you put your briefcase away.' This phrasing makes your roomie think she's doing you a favor, and it doesn't seem like a chore.
5. Make time for alone time.
Live-in couples have to deal with many of the same issues spouses do. One of the thorniest is keeping the relationship fresh. Because you're no longer dating, it's crucial that you maintain the relationship's fun factor. For starters, don't become too reliant on one another. It's really important not to put all your eggs in one basket. Often, people make the mistake of giving up all their other relationships just because they're living with someone. You need to spend time apart to appreciate the time you spend together.Thank you for reading this article please remember to like, share, comment and follow me for more articles updates.
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