I'm just moving back in with my girlfriend after about 3 years. We've been together 7 years, and we lived together for 3 years before. She was back and forth out of the area for a while, but she's back now and we can settle back in.
Problem is, I don't remember her being this uptight the first time around. She keeps coming at me with all these rules. I can't use her hand towel. I can only have my toiletries in a certain place. I can only have half of one of the closets for my clothes. She wants me to throw out half my stuff. She's giving me the stink eye about everything I bring in. She's being a total control freak. If I say anything back, it's ME who has the attitude.
I'm coming off 3 years of living in my own man cave. I do what I want, I answer to no one. I believe strongly that "a man's home is his castle." I can't have all these rules imposed on me, or else I'll be miserable. I need to do what I want, when I want, how I want. And honestly, it doesn't cross her that much. But she's already complaining at every move I make. Our relationship is rock solid, but I'm finding myself thinking "what am I getting myself into?" when it comes to living together. And it wasn't like this the first time. What should I do? I'm at a loss.
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And when your stuff starts to go missing and you ask her about it, she'll say "Why am I supposed to keep up with YOUR stuff?" In actuality, she is throwing your stuff away and replacing them with her clothes, her knickknacks, her countless floral patterned fabrics. She even changed your toothbrush because the colors didn't really fit the bathrooms motif. Then one day, you'll realize that they only items that are truly yours are the clothes in your dresser, but then you remember that she's been buying your clothes and changing your style all along.
Well anyway, good luck. Sounds like fun.0