Although the thought of moving in with your significant other is exciting and liberating, there are some things that you need to consider before taking the plunge. Even if your relationship was as its best when you were still living apart, living under one roof can be a completely different story. With that in mind, here are some of the things that you should consider even before you start looking for your love nest.
1.You’ll be constantly cooking food for both of you.
Unlike when there’s someone to cook all your meals when you’re still living with your parents, you now have to think for your own nourishment every day. This means you need to learn to balance healthy meals with the instant ones, while making enough time to cook and clean up your mess in the kitchen. After all, you wouldn’t want to spend most of your money on takeout meals, right?
2.You both need to do the household chores.
Apart from cooking your own meals, moving in with your partner also means doing the household chores all by yourselves. Before moving in, discuss all the responsibilities that needs to be done at home with your partner. Who’ll be in charge of the trash? Who will wash the dishes? Simple issues like these should be settled early on if you want to maintain a happy relationship even as you start living together.
3.Money might start becoming an issue sooner or later.
If you and your partner haven’t discussed money matters ever, then this is probably the right time to do so. It’s better to sit down and have a serious discussion regarding your moving in process, instead of realizing later on that your finances isn’t enough to support all the costs of living together. After all, there’s certainly no harm in making sure that you’re on the same page with your partner when it comes to finances.
4.You have to deal with each other’s bad and good habits.
Dealing with one another’s habits will probably be the ultimate test to your relationship. If you can’t be patient with each other, then you better reconsider the idea of living together. Little things like messiness, nagging or snoring often lead to serious fights – or worse, breakups.
Moving in with your partner is really exciting. Still, important things like one’s emotional maturity and financial stability should consider before really getting on with the idea. So make sure that you discuss everything with your partner first, so as to avoid putting your relationship on the line.