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Living With Your S/O: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Tips on how to share a space with you S/O, including all of the responsibilities that come with it.

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Moving in with your significant other is, no doubt, a big step in any relationship; especially in college.

Making the decision to live together can be a great thing if you’re ready for this next chapter, but it could be disastrous if you aren't. I’ve listed some advice from personal experiences as well as others who have shared their tips on living with their boyfriend/girlfriend.

1. The Toilet Seat

Not everyone may have this problem, but I know that it’s one of the big ones when living together and it just seems to never go away. No matter how many times a guy is told to put the toilet seat down, they don't listen.

There are always two sides to this argument:

Woman *telling the guy that it's not that hard to put it down after*

“He NEVER puts the fucking seat down...” -Sarah, 22

Man *telling the girl that she should look before she sits*

No matter what the situation is, you can't let this get between you both because at the end of the day, it's just a toilet seat.

2. Clothes On the Floor, Not In the Hamper

This one, for me at least, is probably the biggest annoyance I’ve had since moving in with my boyfriend.

The clothes go everywhere but the laundry hamper. They go on the floor, the bed, the chair, in front of the hamper, but they just never make it in. I’m usually the one that eventually goes around and picks everything up because I can't stand it. My advice for this is just have a conversation with your partner about it, communication is everything, even if they don't listen.

3. The Bathroom Situation

Once you start sharing a space with someone else, there's no hiding anything. This was my main conce