Moving In With A Partner

Monday, October 19, 2015

This week I moved into my boyfriend's flat.

We've been together for 20 months now, and have decided that we were both ready to live together next year for our last year of being at university (and see where we go to from here!)

Honestly, this is one of the most exciting and scariest things I've done. Exciting, because he's my best friend, he makes me so happy, we have loads of fun together. Scary, because this could make or break us. We are both each others' first serious relationship and it's such a big step to do. We've talked to a lot of our friends and family about it before we agreed on doing this and we had mixed reactions, but we still decided to go through with it.

I have about half of my belongings moved into his flat, and the other half being in the processed of organised into what to keep and what to donate, then they will all make their way over to his flat. I have discovered I have a LOT of stuff. It's actually insane to realise just how many belongings you own when you have to pack it all up and carry it to a new location (luckily our flats are a five minute walk from each other). I have noticed I own a lot of unnecessary clothes and beauty things, which is quite a pity because I love shopping so much. Great thing about living with Conaugh is that he's going to know when I buy new things and tell me off when I go overboard.

What I have noticed from moving into his flat, and from staying over at each others' flats throughout the year and a half is compromising. Compromising is such a big thing to have in a relationship, but when you begin sharing your partner's space 24/7 it becomes even more important. From music taste, to hobbies, to food... you not only have to take into consideration yourself but also your partner. Will he like me blasting One Direction early in the morning? Will I be alright with him bringing pizza from his shift at Hells three times a week? Will he be okay with not making my dinner too spicey? Will I be alright listening to him play Dota 2 with his friends online each night? There's just so many things that we each like but the other doesn't, and we're going to have to respect each other for it.

I don't really know where I'm going with this, all I know is that this is a big step in both my life and our relationship. I'm scared and excited and can't wait to see how it goes - and also see how we're going to fit all my things into his room! In a few months we're going to be moving flats (as his lease expires) so I shall post an update on us, and most likely a flat or room tour, depending on how cute it is haha

- Louise x

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