as i’ve mentioned before, kyle and i jumped into the commitment of moving in together pretty quickly after we started dating. like 4 months after we started dating to be exact. everyone probably though we were crazy and that we would never last and i’m sure my parents were extra thrilled when i called them up and told them it was happening. but, deep down in our hearts, we knew it was what was best for us.
honestly, it’s worked out a lot better then i could have even imagined. people always say that moving in with your boyfriend could be the best or worst decision you ever make. i don’t know what made me feel ready to do this but i just had a feeling it was right. so we just decided to take the plunge. people also say that you learn a lot about the other person and a lot about your relationship when you move in together. but isn’t that a good thing? wouldn’t you want to get to know your significant other more than any other person? what makes them happy, what makes them laugh, what makes them sad, what makes them tick. i wanted to learn everything. the good, the bad, and the ugly. if i’m going to spend the rest of my life with someone i want to know everything about them.
so, on that note, i am going to give you a list of reasons why i think living with your boyfriend is pretty freakin’ sweet.
1. you save money.
2. there is always someone there to help you.
3. you tend to eat more real meals instead of grabbing subway or chipotle everyday on your way home. (especially when your boyfriend has mad skills in the kitchen).
4. you never go to sleep alone.
5. you never wake up alone.
6. you split chores.
7. you get breakfast in bed. wait is that just me? ;)
8. you get to decorate the house however you’d like.
9. you no longer have to worry about what you look like. (don’t get me wrong, i love dressing up, but i also love when my hair is up, i have no makeup on and i’m sitting in sweatpants and a tshirt and he still calls me beautiful).
10. you appreciate actual “date nights” more.
also, it is definitely a myth that guys are messier then girls. neither of us are very dirty people but i can be a little messy with the trail of clothes i leave around the apartment after trying to find something to wear each morning. i have been truly blessed with this man and the way he wants to take care of me, make me happy anyway he can, and unconditionally loves me during the good and the bad.
don’t get me wrong, things aren’t always perfect. we fight like any other couple and i get annoyed with him and he gets annoyed with me. but communication is key in our relationship and since we don’t have anywhere to go, we always find a way to work things out.
i will admit, i probably benefit more out of this arrangement than he does but i guess thats what happens when you are dating such a gentlemen :)
i guess this whole post was a reflection for me on my last 7 months living with my man. it has been better then i could have even imagined. we are so compatible and things just work for us. i couldn’t be happier with our decision to take the plunge. it makes me confident and superrrr excited for our future together!