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If you think the status of your physical space and the status of your relationship are not related, think again. Our surroundings impact us deeply. Whether we notice them with our conscious mind or not, our surroundings have an affect on our subconscious mind. Pleasant surroundings can make us feel energized, positive, and happy. Unpleasant surroundings can leave us feeling exhausted, pessimistic, and irritable. Naturally, all of those emotions wind up affecting your romantic relationship. If you and your partner have been living in a messy home with the mindset, “We’ll fix it some day,” maybe it’s time to decide that day is today. Each day you don’t address the mess is a day you let it chip away at your bond with your partner. And that’s a shame since a mess is something you have control over. Here are ways a messy home affects your relationship.


Messes feel like personal attacks

When your partner leaves a mess, it feels like a personal attack on you. When you leave a mess, your partner feels like that’s a personal attack on him. Ultimately, you begin to resent each other and lash out about other things because of the messes.

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