Living Together: 2 Months On

It’s already been 2 months since my last post about me moving out, you can read that here, where has the time gone?! This is the first time I’ve moved out of my childhood home, let alone lived with a partner, it’s been a bit shock but it’s been amazing fun.

Since we were thinking about moving out, every single person we talked to said the same thing, ” you don’t know someone until you live with them”. This is very true, but also very wrong too. I know it’s only been two months, in the grand scheme of things two months is nothing, but it can feel like a long time when you see the same person everyday. I have realised that we both have some very annoying habits and our ways of doing things is much different to the other person’s, like Dan will happily leave the washing up to the last moment before bed, whereas I HATE going through the evening knowing washing up is still piled up in the sink and the clock is getting later and later. Also he will take one thing out to the recycling bin and not look around the flat to see if more stuff has to go in, whereas I’d rather just pile it all in together then there is nothing lying around the flat. I have a habit of leaving half drunk drinks around the flats, sometimes I’ll have a half drunk can of coke in the lounge and a mug half full of water in the bedroom.. which drives Dan bananas. Maybe all our annoyances are to do with chores haha.

The things people don’t tell you are how amazing it is to come home from a hard day at work, or a bad session at the gym, to your partner ready to give you a hug (and binge eat with you for the rest of the night). Waking up in the middle of the night, realising they are asleep next to you, then cuddling up to them and falling back to sleep again. How much fun is it to arrange your living room when you first move in, then still how much fun it is to decorate a couple of months in. The freedom you finally have with them is priceless, especially after living an hour away from each other and with parents.

We’ve finally got our weekly shopping list down to around £20-£25 per person from swapping a lot of Tesco items for Lidl items, our bills are nearly all arranged, my car insurance/MOT/Tax is done for another year so now we can relax and enjoy our flat together. We still don’t have a sofa, but we are making do with a huge beanbag our friend’s gave us, which I kinda think is more fun.

I’ve been going through a bit of a rough time lately which I will probably do a post about in the near future, but I couldn’t imagine not having Dan around while going through this. If I was living back home with my family, I don’t think I would have coped as well as I have been (and I really don’t think I’ve coped amazingly well as it is!).

So far, two months in, I have no regrets. I’m glad we moved out when we did, it’s been eye opening, eventful but really fun and I feel closer to Dan on a whole new level, I feel closer to our shared friends and for the first time in a long time.. I feel so excited for the future 🙂



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