As it is wedding season, many young couples will be so busy planning their wedding that they may overlook the challenges of moving in together. Moving in together is a life change and it is filled with excitement and expectations. Whenever you combine two ways of life into one, there will be room for compromise and reevaluation. Depending on your life situation, the more you bring to the relationship, whether it be experience, kids or pets, the more compromises will have to be made by the both of you.
Trust me. I am in no position to dole out marriage advice, but the experts do agree that communication is key. Therefore, there are many things you can do ahead of time to help. Discussing issues before they arise are so helpful especially when it comes to big ticket items. Finances, discipline and chores are just to name a few. Clarify how you would like to handle certain situations. Come up with a way that suits both of you. This will help manage expectations. Keep in mind you will still have those crazy arguments once you move in together. For my husband and I, we argued over stupid things when we first moved in together like the ‘right’ way to squeeze a tube of toothpaste and hang toilet paper. Who knew there was a ‘right’ way to do that, when I was more focused on a clean kitchen and made bed in the morning. As for me after 14 years of marriage, I have learned to pick my battles. He has his own toothpaste and he is lucky I replace the toilet paper when it is gone.
Here at MovinGal, we are trying to calm the chaos of moving. Let us help you find just the right place to live so that you can get back to enjoying your new life with your special someone.