How to Navigate Life With Your Better Half in a One-Bedroom

Moving in with your significant other is a relationship milestone that understandably comes with some trepidation and anxiety. Will you get on each other’s nerves? Will it put a strain on the relationship? Will it change everything?

By far the question I got asked most often (by both men and women, of all ages) before my boyfriend and I began living together was: “Are you nervous?”

Having “successfully” now lived with my boyfriend for four years and counting—and in some very small spaces— I’ve learned a few key lessons about the ins and outs of life with your better half along the way. Whether you’re about to make the living-together leap, or you’ve been living side by side for years and can relate, keep reading for some best practices for keeping peace in the household.