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Moving out of your parent’s house and on your own can be tough. Living with your boyfriend for the first time will be a bit challenging. About a month after I graduated high school I moved out of my parent’s house and into a 3 bedroom house with my boyfriend, brother, and now sister. My boyfriend and I got the master, of course. It was weird at first living with a guy for the first time. I was a little scared but Will and I had been dating for a year at that time and I couldn’t wait to live with him. The first couple months we fought more than me ever had. Not about anything big, and all the fights were stupid and we made up within the hour. But it was challenging. We had to buy everything for the house (washer, dryer, couches, kitchen appliances, tables, rugs, etc.). The first month we were pretty broke and then worrying about money. We made it work though.
Living with a guy comes with a lot. You have to share this bedroom and bathroom with someone who you’ve never lived with before. All of there gross habits are now your problem to deal with. There is no hiding. When you are dating someone and live separately you can run home. Not anymore. Some things you have to deal with are as follows…
Boys are stinky. Very stinky. They go play a game of football or baseball and come home covered in dirt and sweat. They stink up the bathroom after eating burritos all day. They just plain stink. It’s up to you to make sure they don’t spread their stink. You gotta keep that house smelling fresh because we all know guys don’t mind the stink most of the time.
Sports on TV all the time
If you love sports as much as your man then this isn’t something you have to worry about. In my case, I can care less about most games. I do love my Ohio teams but my Will loves watching everything. He hates the Steelers but he will sit there and watch their game because he loves football. Guys will hog the TV with their sports games and ESPN. Get used to it.
They can fix things
One plus of living with a guy is that he can fix things that break. I don’t know how many things Will and my brother have fixed since he moved into this house. I don’t know how I would live on my own or with just my girl friends if things were constantly breaking. It’s nice to have that personal handyman. Oh and they can do the heavy lifting.
Things will not get cleaned
It’s true. Guys will not clean the house. I am usually the one to do the cleaning besides the rare occasions my Will is on a cleaning spree. My brother will not clean. I am stuck doing dishes, mopping floors, and dusting. I guess it depends on the guy you live with. Some are very tidy. So far I’ve lived with my boyfriend, brother, and brother’s friend and none of those guys have helped cleaned the house each week. Will will help occasionally, I should give him more credit than I am. But I suggest setting up a cleaning schedule.
They see everything
Living with a boyfriend means they see you at your best and worst. You are even closer now that you live together. Your guy will see you makeup-less, messy-haired, and vulnerable. You won’t look great 24/7. They will see who they are really dating. Honestly, it’s no big deal. They really don’t care. It was weird at first for me, but after a while you get used to it. I love just slouching around, not having to worry about getting ready and looking good for him. He likes me best in a tshirt with messy hair. It’s great.
Living with a guy for the first time can be hard. Trying not to fight over the little things and keeping a cleaning schedule will help a lot. Also, try to split bills evenly. If you go grocery shopping with your other half then split the cost. That way there is no fighting over money. Living together means getting to know each other on a whole other level. Make sure you are ready for it.