Live- in relationships are no longer a new concept for people in India. Times have changed and people have progressed. Live-in relationships are now accepted is major parts of the society. Several legal experts have also confirmed the same. Since the concept is not entirely new, you all do know what a live-in relationship is. However how many of you actually can handle a live in relationship without any problems? It is not really easy to carry a relationship where you are living together and have to share everything from your expenses to your bed. To make things easier for you, we have come up with 6 golden rules that will make your live-in relationship an easy one. ALSO READ What it is like to be in a live-in relationship? These 6 things will tell you!
1. Understand the concept with its pros and cons
Before you plan to move in with your partner it is very important to understand how a live-in works. Both of you should know about the advantages and disadvantages that come with it. Introspect and think before finally deciding. Ask yourself if you will be able to make some lifestyle changes, if you can handle such a big change in life and how will you cope with all the stress that comes with it.
2. Explain to your family and assure them it is fine
There are couples who often antagonize families and friends with their decision of live-in. Not everybody has to get this concept and not every couple has to go all rebellious. You can have a healthy discussion with them and tell them how you are sure about this decision. You need to assure your family and make sure all their fears if any is gone. They might be worried since you guys will be living together without marriage. What the society thinks and talks will be their biggest concern. Just tell them that you are confident and you would want to stick to what you believe in. ALSO READ OMG! Shakti Kapoor does not approve of Sharddha Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar’s live-in relationship? 5 Bollywood couples who chose live-in-relationship before marriage).
3. Be absolutely clear about finances
If you do not want to spend the your time fighting over petty money issues in your relationship, you should talk about money matters before hand. Dealing with finances is quite the tricky part and thus talk about all the expenses and how you both plan to handle them. Be it daily household expenses or big ones like buying a property, be clear on who does what and how much.
4. Always be honest to each other
Live-in relationship is the best time to be unapologetic honest about everything. Remember that you guys are not married and thus you do not have to lie to impress. Be honest about yourself and that way you both will have a clear understanding of how well this can go.
5. Don’t hide your relationship status from the world
There are several couples in India who are forced to hide the fact that they are unmarried but living together. This is because of the fear of not being able to find a home or facing society’s pressure and weird talks. Experts suggest that being honest is the best thing you can do. Do not lie. To the people around you including your landlord.
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