10 Things You Notice When You Live With A Partner

I’ve lived with Paul pretty much since we got together because he literally stayed at my house all the time! I think when you live with someone everything definitely changes, you learn so much about your partner but also you tend to see them in a different light. It doesn’t mean you don’t love them, it is just changes things in your relationship when you live with them! So in the last 6 years that I have lived with this human, what have I learned?

1. Choosing what to have for dinner gets harder

I have to admit this is more me than Paul, I’m the most indecisive person when it comes to what to eat for dinner, I mean Paul and I can sit there for about 35 minutes trying to figure out what to have for dinner. Our longest debate over what to have for dinner is about 3 hours.

2. You learn to share

I don’t share very well, I actually really don’t like it, especially when it comes to my ice cream, I’d defend it to the ends of the earth. Sorry Paul.

3. You learn that you can no longer starfish in bed

Oh lordy I love being a starfish, stretching out at night, but let’s be honest, it isn’t exactly possible when you’ve got someone next to you and you’re likely to kick them out of the bed.

4. You learn new things

I have learned so much through Paul, I mean he is the reason I am into gaming so much, he is the reason I absolutely love technology!

5. You learn that nobody is perfect

I love Paul and he has his faults like all of us do, it’s human nature, but I love him more than life itself, but you see that person all the time so you see them in a whole different light.

6. You see that person’s quirks

I love this one, mainly because it reminds me of the little things Paul does that just makes me smile, for example when he pulls his thinking face, oh my gosh it is absolutely adorable.

7. When life gets tough you have that special person to lean on

I know that when things get tough, knowing that that person isn’t going anywhere or having to go home because they will be by your side drying your tears for as long as possible.

8. You spend your life hiding all the good sweets because your partner will eat them first

I do this all the time, even though I know Paul won’t actually eat my sweets, I just want to be on the safe side! #sneaky

9. Netflix is your other bae

In my marriage Netflix is our other love because let’s be honest, if we’re sick, tired, exhausted, or just want to be away from the world then Netflix is our one stop shop for binge watching TV programmes.

10. Arguments erupt if someone has moved onto the next episode of a series

Holy moly when Paul watched one episode more of a programme (can’t remember which one) I was like how could you, why would you do that, I wanted us to watch it together. It wasn’t a big deal but let’s be honest, sometimes it’s the little things.

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  1. 26/05/2017 / 8:55 am

    I love this post so much! Although I’m not living with my boyfriend, we definitely sleep over enough to understand these points!xx

    Lucy | lucy-cole.co.uk

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      30/05/2017 / 9:11 am

      Oh gosh yes! I think even when you sleep over we all notice the little things that happen when you spend long periods of time over night together! xxxx

  2. 26/05/2017 / 4:08 pm

    I’m SO not a food sharer, and over the past four years of living together, my boyfriend has learnt that the hard way haha. He’s also made the mistake of watching a few extra episodes of a series without me – I was FUMING hahaha. All in all though, I love having someone there if I need them

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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      30/05/2017 / 9:18 am

      I’m the same, I hate sharing food, especially if it is some of my favourite foods! I always get like that, I hate missing out on episodes especially if my husband watches something that I really want to keep up with! xxxx

  3. 26/05/2017 / 8:20 pm

    So many yes’s to these! My boyfriend has been living with me (at my parents house, so not on our own) for a while now and I’ve noticed so many of these. He works really late most days but on his days off, dinner is a nightmare! And we almost always end up ordering pizza! I’ve also had to halve all my storage space to make room for his stuff but it also made me realise I don’t need or want as much stuff as I thought I did! Great post <3 xxx

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      30/05/2017 / 9:19 am

      The thing I hated the most is having to move some of my clothes out & make more room, however I’m really lucky that Paul didn’t really have that much to be honest and I managed to throw quite a bit out xxxx

  4. 26/05/2017 / 8:28 pm

    Love this post ha ha everything is so true, I I was with John 9 years before we moved in ha ha. Don’t forget the learning to share wardrobe and bedroom space lol I also miss having the bed to myself and spreading out!! X

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      30/05/2017 / 9:20 am

      I’m the same too, especially in the summer when it is so hot all you want to do is spread out! xxxx

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      30/05/2017 / 9:20 am

      Glad it rung some bells for you darling! xxxx

  5. 26/05/2017 / 8:59 pm

    Omg! It’s so true!!! Choosing dinner is sooooooo hard!!!!!

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      30/05/2017 / 9:22 am

      It literally takes forever to choose something for dinner! It’s ridiculous! xxxx

  6. 28/05/2017 / 3:37 pm

    I’ve never been one for starfishing so I’m okay, but I definitely agree about deciding what to have for dinner. Also I find that I think the plan is a relaxing weekend and J suddenly announces we’re going to find stuff to take to the tip!!

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      30/05/2017 / 9:24 am

      Oh my gosh Holly, that literally sounds like something Paul would do haha! I think it might be a guy thing on that front because Paul is totally the same! xxxx

  7. 28/05/2017 / 6:55 pm

    I’m so glad I read this today! My partner is away for the weekend and it’s my first weekend alone in our flat… not gonna lie… I’ve enjoyed the time to myself 😛 I starfished alllll through the night!

    This post made me smile so much, thinking of his little quirks, and the things we struggle with and have to compromise on. We actually met on the doorstep of our first house together, as students (we didn’t get halls) so have lived together for four years now I think… but we always had our own bedroom and other housemates! Living together as a couple is even more different, and challenging in different ways!

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      30/05/2017 / 9:27 am

      I’m so glad it made you smile darling! That was most definitely the point of this post angel! Thinking of all the little quirks your partner does is the best thing ever because it makes you smile so much! xxxx

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      30/05/2017 / 9:32 am

      Thank you so much darling it means a lot! xxxx

  8. 29/05/2017 / 8:02 pm

    OMG These are ALL so true! I totally agree that making the decision about dinner is harder – it’s probably the thing we disagree on the most! And YES to the arguments erupting at the smallest thing! Such a great post! x

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      30/05/2017 / 9:34 am

      Trying to sort dinner is literally the hardest thing in the world! I wish we could decide pretty quickly but it never happens! xxxx

  9. Megan McCoig
    30/05/2017 / 8:23 am

    Haha I haven’t experienced these problems just yet but I agree with some just from spending a lot of time with my boyfriend. It’s always a faff trying to decide what to have for dinner xx

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      30/05/2017 / 9:37 am

      Trying to decide for dinner is honestly the hardest thing in the world! xxxx

  10. 19/06/2017 / 10:19 pm

    I love this post so much! I do not live with my current partner but we are long distance and he stays for long periods of time at mine or myself at his and I can totally relate to these! Apparently I starfish which can be frustrating for him but then he is so fussy with food! It’s definitely different to being single
    Lois x

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      20/06/2017 / 1:04 pm

      My husband is the same, I starfish and Paul ends up being left with the smallest amount of bed! We all notice small things that happens when you live with someone! xxxx

  11. 08/07/2017 / 10:51 pm

    All of this is so true, another thing is that you get next to no privacy! I could be doing anything, anywhere in the house and my boyfriend will just walk in and make whatever I’m up to his business – you can never get a moment’s peace!

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      10/07/2017 / 1:04 pm

      Oh yes, I totally forgot about that one! Peace is such a luxury I find! xxxx

  12. 21/08/2017 / 4:47 pm

    THIS!! I love this post – I can relate so much!

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      22/08/2017 / 4:21 pm

      So glad you loved this post and you can relate darling! xxxx

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