It’s never not interesting to me how quickly things go downhill in current relationships when people begin living together; I think it’s relatively easy to get along as a couple if you do not have to see each other afternoon in and afternoon out.
However, as soon as you are living under the same roof and negotiating every single detail of your lives together things get a lot more complicated.
It’s no wonder that couple who move in together are more than 2 times more likely to break up than couples who stay in separate residences; This is something that I was forced to learn the hard way when my ex and I moved in together and instantly realized that the people I was with and I had opposite opinions about air temperature control, whereas he enjoyed ice chilly indoor air temperature I was a fan of hot, stagnant indoor air. I do not prefer having chilly air blowing on my body or feeling drafts all the time. It wasn’t long before the people I was with and I were bickering about the thermostat settings on a yearly basis. We found ourselves engaging in real fights over something so stupid as air quality control. That’s even when the thermostat sneaking began, but every time I turned my back it seemed as if my partner was sitting at the thermostat, betraying me with his air temperature modifications. I couldn’t close my eyes without adjustments being made to the indoor air conditions control programming that the people I was with and I had agreed upon. I didn’t think I could trust him after so more than just one or two instances of dishonest air quality control swings. To be fair, he felt the same way about my persistent temperature increases. In the end, the people I was with and I broke up because of our differing air quality control opinions.