HI Beyond Bananas readers! I am Kaitlin from For Love of Carrots. I was thrilled when Cait put a call out for guest bloggers. Cait and I met via twitter last summer and have gotten the opportunity to hang out a few times! I am thrilled that she is getting married and can’t wait to see all of the pictures from her wedding and honeymoon!
First off before you even move in together be positive that it is what you both want, and you share the same excitement about this next chapter in your life.
COMMUNICATION- if there is one thing you take away from this post this better be it. Communication is so key when living with your significant other. You must talk about the things that are bothering you, keeping them bottle up will only hurt your relationship.
Share responsibilities- I like things to be clean, I like them to be neat. That doesn’t mean I like doing it (sometimes its therapeutic for me) but it makes me crazy if it isn’t that way. Share the cleaning responsibilities.
Ask- if you want something done ask, nobody is a mind reader, your boyfriend/girlfriend doesn’t know you wanted your laundry flipped over unless you ask them to do it.
Say please and thank you- self explanatory but goes a long way
Make time for each other- life gets in the way sometimes, don’t forget about each other
Don’t forget to get intimate- self explanatory
Make decisions together- make decisions regarding things that will affect the both of you together. Even if you don’t think he cares what color shower curtain you get or what the new plates you bought look like, the fact that you ran it by him first will be appreciated.
Hope you found these helpful! feel free to stop by and say hi on my blog.
Do you live with your significant other? What advice would you give someone?