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17 Things You Understand If You Don't Live With Your Long-Term Partner

You basically always have spare underwear in your bag.

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3. And you probably have to buy two of every product.

me: skincare! my other organs: please help us .

Two moisturisers, two face washes, two of everything, unless it's expensive in which case you ferry it around with you along with your underwear.

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4. All this ferrying around means you basically always have a big bag with you.

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And a change of clothes.

7. But at least that means you're much more likely to actually have someone in to sign for the package.

Website: "your order had ship---" Me:

But it won't be you, because inevitably you'll be at your other ~home~ the day it arrives.

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8. You have to plan your hair-washing so that it doesn't align with the mornings you're at your partner's place.

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So you don't have to buy double the hair products or carry your hairdryer about.

9. Or you plan all your hair-washing days with mornings you are at your partner's place, because they have a much better shower.

I shower at night. First of all, it saves me time in the morning, and second of all, it’s when Michael Fassbender’s sprinklers come on

Good water pressure is a very rare thing.

10. But you never feel quite confident using their shower.

the most impressive scene in any spy movie is in Casino Royale when james bond is in a hotel shower and knows immediately how to use it.

Every shower that isn't your shower is a mystery.

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12. You never know how much you should help around their house when it comes to cleaning.

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You're there so often, but you're technically not a flatmate and almost none of the stuff is yours. How much should you do and not do??

13. You never know if you're saving money or losing money.

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You're always at your boyfriend's so you're paying less on your own energy bills, but you're also paying rent for a flat you're rarely in.

14. You secretly enjoy spending a few nights away from your partner when you can truly revel in being kind of gross.

home is where you can look ugly & enjoy it

It can be a welcome relief.