When you live alone, or at least with roommates with whom you hardly interact, you don’t have anyone monitoring and commenting on your behaviors. You just are. Most of your routines and habits are second nature. You could do them blindfolded. Furthermore, you couldn’t exactly tell someone else what your routines and habits are. You just move through the motions of your days, without really thinking about them. You manage to get yourself to work, get yourself home, keep yourself fed, maintain some form of hygiene, and go to sleep every day. The exact hows and whens escape you. But when you move in with a partner, you have someone there who watches you. It’s not in a creepy way but, he just finds you endearing so he notices your habits. He notices things about you that you never saw about yourself. It can be humbling, embarrassing, and even infuriating. Here are things you learn about yourself when you live with a partner.
How much you need alone time
You never thought you were someone who desperately needed alone time, until you had to fight to get it. When you live with your significant other, you find there are times you just want to watch your TV show and talk to nobody.