Live–in relationships seem incredibly exciting. You feel you have just taken a great step of moving in with your partner. This has taken your relationship to the “next level”. All you can think about is the time you will be able to spend with each other and sex you two can enjoy.
Hold it right there! Read further to understand what you are getting into so you may be prepared about it.
Division Of Labor
Live-in is different from marriage in many ways. As per a recent study conducted in more than 20 countries, couples living together without married shared all responsibilities equally. Men participated in daily chores and women did take the car for washing if the man did not have the time.
The work is divided equally. If a guy is going to let beer bottles roll on the floor and allow old pizza to rot on couch, the girl will move out. Because of such similar things the women and men put in their best step forward.
Many people agree that being in a live-in relationship helps them groom into a better partner.
Being together will help you check your compatibility. You will encounter all small and big situations which will need your teamwork.
At times one or both of you may lose your temper over a certain thing. The way you handle it will give a deeper view on whether or not you guys should marry.
In case things go wrong you need not to get into legal problems. Simply talk it over and leave. This is one of the biggest advantages of a live-in relationship. It could be problematic if you are having joint accounts with no idea how to divide the money.
For the same reason it is important that even though you are sharing all the expenses your accounts should be different and handled independently.
Being “Under The Eye” Always
Women will have to watch out for their weight constantly if their boyfriend keeps a strict eye on the size of the hip. It could become tiring even for men who may not be able to grow beard or hair because his girlfriend wants him to look a certain way.
It will depend on your chemistry how you deal with it.