Co-Habitation Made Simple

Cohabitating made simple

Are you and your man living together for the first time? I know co-habitation can be a challenge, so here are a few simple tips on how to keep a happy home:

Split The Bill
As soon as you move in (or maybe even before) decide whose name each bill is going under and make it even. The, “I’ll pay the electric bill if you pay the gas bill” doesn’t work for very long because it’s not 50/50. Take the drama free-way and split it down the middle.

See Something, Do Something 
Some people will tell you to create a chore chart… don’t. You’re not his mom and you’re both adults. Instead, choose one day each week to do a thorough cleaning and have a conversation about evenly dividing the work that day. For the other six days, live by the “see something, do something,” policy. In other words, if you see a dust bunny on the floor, pick it up buttercup.

Dear John 
I’m not talking about the Taylor Swift tune about good old Johnny Mayer. I’m talking about leaving him a note as a cute way to say, “I love you.” Leave one in lipstick on the bathroom mirror or tape a note to the front door for him to see when he leaves in the morning. It only takes a minute and you’d be surprised how much it can brighten his day.

Afternoon Delight
Don’t be fresh… I’m talking about making lunch! This may sound like an easy one, but packing a lunch for him every once in a while is a great way to show you care. Make a sandwich, add in a little snack and a drink, and voilà!

Always Kiss Me Goodnight

Cliché? Yes. Necessary? Absolutely. No matter how many emails you have to check before dawn, or what argument you had that afternoon, kiss each other goodnight. With all that you have going on, a kiss goodnight shows that at the end of the day, your relationship is at the top of your list.


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