(Closed) Biggest struggle of cohabitation

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 61
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Worker bee

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MrsMore14:  yikes.. baby steps!! Teach him to make his favorite food, no matter how unhealthy, and start off by making that together. Very very slowly, branch to other things and eventually maybe a vegetable! haha

Post # 63
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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koalaboo:  Lol good idea! I’ll give it a try 🙂

Post # 65
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Fortunately not much, I guess that’s why we get along so well. We really enjoy each other’s company and are around each other most of the time whether alone with each other or with our friends.

It turns out we can both be kind of messy but it’s more bc we’re both so busy..so that’s good one isn’t a major neat freak/other is total slob.

One big difference is he will grocery shop every day…bc he doesn’t like to waste. He doesn’t want to buy all this food to eat/make and plans change and then it gets wasted. Me? I hate going grocery shopping. He has 1 small cabinent for canned goods/soups/etc bc he likes to eat fresh. I get it and respect it but I got him to get shelf for basement so I can buy things we do use a lot (tomatoes, soups, broth)

getting used to the way each cleans/does dishes/laundry.

For instance

  • doing dishes..I use a designated sponge/cloth ONLY for dishes (not counter or sinks) and I sanitize it in microwave every other day. When he does dishes – he REALLY cleans them, like lots of time spent scrubbing/cleaning each dish for a REALLY LONG time so my way of just scrubbing/cleaning until stuff is gone, isn’t good enough
  • LAUNDRY – he doesn’t sort as much as I do and throws most stuff in dryer
  • We also can get in each other’s way while cleaning the house

At first it was a tad tough but we’re getting better. I really scrub the dishes and I do the laundry now (he folds). 

I do miss my alone time to screw aroun on computer or just veg and watch tv. He is a very active person and I am too but he is moreso..he can’t sit still for long. I was bummed when he started soccer 2x a week but now I don’t mind at all.

We have same sleep/workout schedule which is good..no big deal or surprise when one wakes at 5 am to go to gym

Post # 68
10225 posts
Sugar Beekeeper



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Goodness that is a bit OTT cross! I confess to wondering about the 10% at work thing too…..I thought maybe 10% must have been a typo when you said ‘ballpark’. I see also there are several of your posts in this thread similarly aggro.  

I guess

“We haven’t had any issues with privacy because we adore each other and spend about 90% of our time together”

doesn’t exactly make for polite and friendly relationships online  then .


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