January 21, 2021
Moving in together is an exciting step in any relationship but let’s face it, sharing a bathroom or sharing household chores gets REAL - fast.
Listen up to what these couples have to say on moving in together.
No phones in the bed rule made us more intimate more often.
E+T, been together 2 years
Talk about money early and often - get on the same page as soon as possible!
A+J, been together 6 years
Create a roommate agreement to lay out norms/shared chores in the beginning.
O+O, been together 2 years
Make the physical space reflect BOTH partners - redecorate or even just rearrange furniture
E+J, been together 4 years
Take your time setting up your space. It may not fall into place right away and that’s okay - don’t rush it. Let yourself, as a couple, accumulate shared stuff.
J+A, been together 5 years
Normalize silence in the apartment. Doesn’t mean you’re failing - quiet time is important!
S+R, been together 10 years
Have the same conversation you have with any other roommate!
D+B, been together 6 years
Communication is the most important thing. Also, don’t forget. It’s supposed to be fun!
A+T, been together 8 years
Set initial expectations of labor division. You’ll avoid fights later.
S+B, been together 7 years
There’s going to be a lot of pooping happening. It’s ok, just get some poo pourri.
S+H, been together 15 years
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