What They Don't Tell You About Living Together
When I told people that I was moving in with my boyfriend (not to mention the relocation from California to Miami), I think most people's reaction was somewhere along the line of, "Oh, are you sure you are ready for that?" Truth be told I wasn't, but I don't think there ever is a time that's 100% right to move in together. We are now almost at the two year mark, and I can honestly say I have learned more about myself, my partner and our relationship than I ever could if we would've continued our separate living situation. Now let me preface all of this by saying that if you're moving in with the right person, like I did, you're going to have a wonderful time.
1. It Takes Time
I cried a lot in the beginning, it was a big adjustment, I am not going to lie. It's not your family or your roommates that are barely home that you're living with, its your significant other. However, if I would have thrown the towel in the first two months, I know FOR SURE that I would have regretted it. Stick it out and the reward will be big.
2. You're Going to Bicker
My boyfriend and I don't really fight honestly. When we do disagree on something, it disperses pretty quickly and we just move on with our life. I don't believe that any argument is worth risking a whole relationship over (cheating and lying aside, obviously). We do, however, bicker about little things, like toilet paper or what's for dinner, and that's okay. It's a learning curve. Sometimes, you might even send passive aggressive texts like this:
3. You Find Out You Are Basically the Same Person As Your Mom
All the little things that I used to think are so annoying, like my mom rearranging the dishwasher to make more room, or cleaning when there is stress, are all things I do now. All these little things came out as we started living together longer. I honestly couldn't be more thrilled to be like my mum because thanks to her our apartment is always spot-clean.
4. It's Literally The Best
There is nothing like coming home to your partner, sharing gossip (don't judge us), watching TV, and cooking together. Your partner knows you better than anyone ever has, so living together is a perfect harmony between you two. You learn their little habits, what makes them special and what ticks them off. You guys always have each others favorite snacks in the cupboard and no one else eats it. Every single morning you get to wake up to the same wonderful person, and if that isn't freaking awesome then I don't know what is.