Since I moved out at 18, I’ve had my own studio with everything where I wanted it, free from other people’s mess and disorder. I hosted gatherings to combat loneliness.

Living With a Boyfriend...
This is a normal shop
Living With a Boyfriend

Friday night activities After going out or playing video games, my ex-best friend, now boyfriend, would hang out at my apartment. I wouldn’t have to worry about interruptions since he’d be gone in the morning. In June 2012, we left Surrey for Edinburgh.

Because… Starting over in a new town, with new people, in a new career, and with new friends—all of whom are stressed—is unavoidable. Things most of us know our partners do when living with them upset us!

  • 1. They don’t seem to know where the bin is!
  • 2. To them, washing up dishes is the biggest chore asked.
  • 3. Always an excuse for not tidying up or doing something. “I just got in” “I always do that.”
  • 4. Shoes and clothes left lying everywhere…
  • 5. Cans of soda, beer, and other food items are left randomly around the flat.
  • 6. An Ironing board is like an alien weapon to them.
  • 7. The washing machine spins; they don’t understand its actions.
  • 8. Cleaning the bathroom involves several sprays and towels on the floor.
  • 9. The phrase “I’ll do it later” is overused.
  • 10. They leave things lying around after work and stress in the morning that they can’t find them.
  • 11. Asks you “how everything works,”…” what to do with this”, and “have you seen my….” which, by the end, you kind of wish you had just done it yourself… so much faster.
  • 12. Bills come through, and they do not open them as they are “bad letters”.
  • 13. Something breaks, and they think it will be magically cleaned up and fixed! i.e. (we do it.)
  • 14. You are in charge of calling relatives, sorting out birthday cards, and sorting out any flat issues.
  • 15. Agro, who gets the TV as one wants to play Xbox and the other wants to watch TV.16. No matter when it is, never disrupt them when Football is one!
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Boys being Boys

Even pancakes are transformed into lads… So those are a few things we can all relate to, but at the end of the day, we all have our quirks and bad habits. We all still have substantial positives about living with the other half.

Living With a Boyfriend

They know you, understand you and let you express yourself no matter how much it annoys one another. There are so many more ups to living with someone that most people take for granted.

Living With a Boyfriend
Travelling involves a lot of work…

There Are Positive Points…

  • 1. Always someone to come home to, whether a good or bad day.
  • 2. Always there for a hug.
  • 3. Dinner is sometimes cooked…
  • 4. The smile on their face when you walk in, and they have cleaned the counter and vacuumed…
  • 5. The small treats and cheer-up surprises they leave around the house when they know you’ve had a bad day.
Living With a Boyfriend
Friends in Spain
  • 6. Movie nights with junk food.
  • 7. Needing a shoulder to cry on.
  • 8. Someone to make you laugh.
  • 9. Always help through complex processes and sort them out with you. You are never alone.
  • 10. You find a dead mouse… They sometimes clean it up for you.
  • 11. They love you for who you are! No matter how crazy you are.
Living With a Boyfriend

Always. There it is, the list of reasons why we need to live with them: Relationships are not the highway and a bike path; it works both ways; Everyone has their things, issues, and needs, but as a couple, you make it work, you learn to look past it, and one person may have the annoying part of the relationship while the other just takes it.

How’s living with your partner?! Living with my lover Tom, whom I’ve known for almost 6 years, is comfortable and I couldn’t imagine it any other way!

Living With a Boyfriend

Although next time I buy him a frog before I go travelling and it suddenly dies, I would like to come home after 6 weeks and find it gone, not blown up and floating about for a whole time…ew…

Living With a Boyfriend
Skyping when traveling…asking how things work…
Living With a Boyfriend

The end of the day… They are in your life to make you laugh, happy and do something stupid..


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