When thinking of moving in with your significant other, you are probably thinking that it will be rainbows and sunshine all the time and it is like a sleepover with your best friend every night. This may be true some of the time, but there are serious implications that need to be considered before moving in with your significant other. Here are six things to know before moving in with your significant other.
It is not always rainbows and sunshine
In the beginning when you and your significant other are discussing moving in together, it is important to remember that it is not always rainbows and sunshine. You are going to have bad days as is your significant other. One day, one of you is just going to be annoyed at the other. Also consider that you are now paying bills together, which can lead to someone acting like “the bank” when rent is due.
Be open with your parents
It is best to be open with your parents about your situation as keeping it a secret does not benefit anyone. Make sure you tell them in a respectful way and be open to questions. No matter how stressful this may seem, your parents will appreciate your honesty about your situation.
Make a space and time for yourself
When you are living with someone, there might be times when you just need some time alone for yourself. You might not have that if you are living in a one bedroom with your significant other. Make sure you are able to properly communicate this to your partner.
Your grocery bill is now not just for you, but for another person. When you cook, you cook for two. If your significant other has any dietary restrictions, make sure you are conscious of those.
Chores are rarely fun. However, when you live with someone, the chores around the house are now split between someone else and you. Make sure you are clear about the expectations of each other when it comes to chores. If you prefer to do the dishes and not take out the trash, be open with your significant other about this.