8 things to understand about a live-in relationship

8 things to understand about a live-in relationship

Planning to move-in with your partner can be a daunting task. We list some pointers which will help you to understand a little better how the dynamic of living together works.

It is not easy to maintain a relationship. The main ingredients to sustain a healthy relationship involve nurturing it with your time, love, affection and undivided attention. And a live-in relationship is no different! Being in a live-in relationship is not all that rosy, as it requires more amount of work and dedication as you are looking at a possible future down the line.

If you are planning to move in with your partner and make it work, then here are a few things you must know.

It is a good way to know your partner (Pexels)
It is a good way to know your partner (Pexels)

It requires commitment and loyalty

Start with making each other feel comfortable by building trust(Pexels)
Start with making each other feel comfortable by building trust(Pexels)

To be in a relationship or to marry the one you love are the choices you make to lead your life in a certain way. Often couples believe, that marriage is the ultimate bond they share with their partner.

While for every couple the rules of taking their relationship forward differs, but moving in, is a sign of both partners that they are ready for a deeper commitment. It gives both the people enough scope to understand each other better and also how they would behave in certain situations.

It requires patience and a higher level of understanding

Put efforts and invest time to work things out(Pexels)
Put efforts and invest time to work things out(Pexels)

Cohabitation or live-in relationship does not come with a legal bond or official tags of "husband" and "wife". What it does come with is the desire to make a relationship work. The sense of commitment should not come with name tags, suffix or even a prefix.

The sense of commitment and the will to make things work is something that should come with love and desire to from both the partners. And when you decide to do so both of you will need to have to have enough patience and determination to let go off things, to not give up, to not run away and face the hardships together.

It requires a strong foundation and giving space to each other

Do not hesitate to talk about issues disturbing you(Pexels)
Do not hesitate to talk about issues disturbing you(Pexels)

A live-in relationship requires efforts and investment of time by both the partners. Yes, every relationship goes through ugly phases and magical moments. However, the plus side is that in a live-in relationship, the physical presence of partners can act as a catalyst to make worse conditions better, and creating beautiful memories for a lifetime.

While it is equal to give in time, it is also equally important to give each other some much-needed space when they want it. This will help them to compose themselves better and will help the relationship in the long run.

It brings freedom and nourishes individuality

Celebrate togetherness even in the worst times(Pexels)
Celebrate togetherness even in the worst times(Pexels)

It is a liberating feeling to know that you have someone with you who believes in you and your instinct without having to legally prove to the world.

Live-relationship also helps in the evolvement of two people as an individual. While there are a lot of responsibilities when you share a space, taking the onus and sharing these responsibilities makes the bond stronger. Do not forget to appreciate small gestures made by your partner, as it can make a bad day good, in a jiffy.

It is as comforting as any other relationship in the world

It might be difficult sometimes but do not run away from fixing things (Pexels)
It might be difficult sometimes but do not run away from fixing things (Pexels)

When you live with the one you love, you don't mind being vulnerable around them. A sense of assurance strikes you with great fervor the moment you realize, that the person you are sharing your space with has nothing else to offer to you except love and support. 

It requires time to work things out 

Take one step at a time to make it last (Pexels)
Take one step at a time to make it last (Pexels)

People invest their hundred percent in a relationship and hope to stay together till the end. Live-in relationship puts a pace in the process of unfolding one's nature, habits, likes and dislikes.

Couples do not feel an urge to rush things for the sake of getting married because what they share is beyond any legal validation.

If did not work, one can step out of it 

Know when to step out of it in a healthy way (Pexels)
Know when to step out of it in a healthy way (Pexels)

It is not mandatory for every relationship to work out. However, in a live-in relationship, one has the liberty to step out of it with mutual consent and in a mature way. One can save a relationship from becoming toxic or a drag it under societal pressure. The only thing that matters is your mental peace and happiness.

They are not bounded by the ideologies and conventional rules and regulation and are just answerable to each other. This makes breaking things up cordial and little less painful. They can just be two different people again.

It is not just about sexual compatibility

Source: Pexels
Source: Pexels

Often live-in relationship is confused with a casual fling. It is not wise to think of a live-in relationship as something that only involves sex and lust. Of course, sexual understanding helps the relationship on a deeper level, but live-in is not just all about sex without commitment and emotions. One is as devoted and involved in a live-in-relationship as much as when one is in a marriage.

Disclaimer: This article is purely for entertainment purposes only.

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