Are you in a relationship? If you are, are the two of you living together or just meeting on the weekends? See, there’s a huge difference between the two — and not everyone seems to realize this. Everyone wants to be with someone they truly love. But do they know what happens after moving together? As much as you think you know your partner, there are things you only get to learn once you’ve stayed with them every day, week after week, month after month. So the question is: Is what you’ll learn good or bad for the relationship? To give us a perspective, this series of articles will give these new roommates a place to share the things that surprised them the most after they moved in together.
The Need to Be Specific
For one couple, it turns out that requesting a partner to do a chore isn’t as easy as it seems. You can’t just tell them to put away the dishes. Otherwise, they may think they just have to put the dishes in the cabinet — all without washing them first.
And the same goes for doing the laundry. It’s not all about putting clothes in the washing machine and leaving them there. There are specific washing and drying durations. So what’s the lesson here? Ensure that you and your partner are on the same page, even if we’re just talking about household chores.
A Stalker in the House
Have you ever had a stalker? If you have, then you may know what this guy is feeling. His girlfriend loves him very much. But there’s a problem: She won’t stop following him around the house. It’s like she thinks he’ll disappear the moment he’s out of her sight.
Some may think it’s cute for someone to be this clingy — but it can also get annoying real quick. After all, everyone still needs some time alone. But now that they’ve moved together, he has to either get used to her always being near or talk to her about this issue.
More Suffocating Than Comforting
How many pillows do you want on your bed? How about the sofa? As much as the girlfriend loves having a ton of cute and distinct pillows, the guy could do with fewer ones. For him, he’s okay with just one for his head and another he can hug or put between his knees.
But his girlfriend thinks otherwise. She wants pillows to pretty much fill the bed — the more, the better. She loves the sight of so many pillows. For her boyfriend, however, it just means having to get more pillows before he can lie down.
No Need to Go to Restaurants
It’s not all bad when it comes to moving on. Before moving in with his girlfriend, one guy was eating unhealthy food. He’d always just go for canned food and instant ramen. They were tasty and easy to prepare — but they did nothing to improve his health in the long run.
But now that he’s with her, he gets to eat delicious and nutritious meals every single day. And the best part is that he won’t always have to wait for the food. Why? His girlfriend has been teaching him to cook healthy meals as well.
Hide and Seek
There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. Then again, there are times when you should probably learn your lesson. The dude loves his partner. But she always loses her car keys. There’s a dedicated spot for storing them inside the house — yet this still happens more frequently than expected.
Then again, we’re all glad she’s good with other items. It’s an entirely different issue if she somehow forgets where she kept her flagship iPhone or MacBook Pro.