So you just married your sweetheart, and the honeymoon is over. Now, it’s time to move in together and begin life as Mr. and Mrs. While getting settled in, there are some things every newly married person needs to know about getting cozy.
Get Your Financial Situation Settled Right Away.
Before the first bills come in, it’s important to know whose money is going where. Talk bank accounts, debt, emergencies, savings accounts, and anything you can think of. It’s really important that you each can have a little money and not just give it all to one person, or to combine every single savings account. If one person in the relationship is saving up for a car, they shouldn’t have to fork over that money to the other person. Be reasonable and let each other have some freedom for spending.
Make The Most Of The Space You’re Given
If you just moved in to an apartment with your loved one, space is going to be a little crowded. Try to get rid of things that are just taking up space and aren’t needed. If necessary, there are storage units that can be rented to store stuff you don’t have room for until you finally find a house that you fall in love with. Meanwhile, get used to sharing closets, dressers, bookshelves, etc. Marriage is sharing, and it’s better to get used to it sooner rather than later.
Reach An Agreement On Decorations
Decorating the new place together is both fun and stressful, but when it’s all said and done, it’s worth it. Look through magazines, websites, and go to hardware or decorating stores and come up with a plan together that both can agree on. If each person is in charge of a separate room’s decorating, try to still get each other’s approval so that they aren’t avoiding that room for the rest of the time you live there. The most important rule to decorating is to just have fun with it!
Save The Baby Talk For Later
An easy way to reduce newlywed marital stress, is to not talk about starting a family right away. The idea of marriage is for life, so there is no need to rush. Enjoy each other’s company for now and talk later. Don’t put a schedule on how you want life to go, because it only puts pressure on the marriage to be perfect, and it never will be. Enjoy the honeymoon phase as much as possible!