The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Living with Your Boyfriend

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Moving in with your significant other can be kinda scary… It’s a big life decision and a huge commitment, especially if it’s your first time not living with your parents. 

But living with your boyfriend can be super exciting and make moving out a lot less scary. What’s better than getting to hang out with your guy every day? 

1. You get to know each other a little too well.

Maybe your bf leaves his dirty laundry around the house or maybe he insists on doing the dishes once he’s done eating. There are just some things you never really know about your S/O until you live with them.

2. Ground rules are a must.

Just like having any other roommate or even living with your parents, you’re going to have ground rules. 

A word of advice? Don’t. Push. This. Off. Remember that dirty laundry that’s scattered around your house? It wouldn’t be a problem if you set ground rules!

3. Fighting is inevitable.

Especially when you spend so much time together. Who knew it’d drive me nuts when my guy leaves the toilet seat up? Who knew he hates it when my hair gets everywhere in the shower? 

Sometimes fights are started over the littlest things and you’ll look back on it and think it’s dumb, but…

4. Pick your battles strategically. 

Living with your S/O means that any problems you have get addressed and hopefully solved. You learn that you can’t just ignore an issue and hope it goes away. Learning how to solve issues and talk things out can really help strengthen your relationship. 

5. Personal space is NECESSARY!

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of living with your boyfriend, but too much time together can be overwhelming. Don’t forget to set some time aside for you, your besties, and the things you enjoy! 

6. Household chores become so much more fun.

I would have never thought I’d love folding laundry or going grocery shopping as much as I do now that I live with my boyfriend. Together you spice things up and make it fun. 

7. You’ll have to talk about money sooner or later.

Living together means splitting your rent and utilities. You’re going to have to talk about what you can and cannot afford. 

Maybe having cable is too expensive and you’d rather just watch Netflix? If you have unexpectedly sky-high bills, maybe he’s going to have to turn off the PlayStation when he’s done playing or you’ll have to cut down your time spent showering.

8. What’s mine is yours…what’s yours is mine

Get used to waking up in the middle of the night with no blanket and your dude sprawled out taking up half of the bed and snoring right into your ear. 

You’re not only just sharing a living space and your possessions with your S/O, but you’re also sharing your life with them now. Remember this when he’s eaten your last favorite cookie.

9. You still text every day, just not as much.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still vent to my guy about something that happened during the day or he’ll shoot me a text telling me he’s thinking of me… but there’s no consistent messaging back and forth.  

Our conversations consist of “What do you want for dinner?” or “Where did you put my ____?” Why text when you have time to catch up on your day once you see each other at home?

10. You’re going to love it

You get to see and experience the good, the bad, and the ugly when you live with your boyfriend. 

You’re going to drive each other nuts and you’re going to make each other laugh until your stomach hurts. 

There’s so much you’re going to experience with your significant other when you live with them and chances are, you’re going to love it.

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