Living with a partner is a very big step. If you’re lucky, you’ll only live with one partner ever because there’s nothing worse than breaking up with somebody you live with. But, most of us are not that lucky and live with a couple of partners before finding that final one. We might deal with the wretched and awkward time period of sleeping on the couch for a few days before the moving trucks arrive, and crashing at a friend’s place (or moving back in with our parents) until we find a new place, and dealing with apartment hunting all over again. But, we do gain one thing: a little experience on what to do and what not to do when living with somebody. This gives us a better chance at getting it right, when the right person comes along. Here are eight mistakes to avoid when living with your boyfriend for the first time.