Living with your significant other can be so damn hard sometimes.
I really don’t know how couples like my mom and dad have been together for over forty years, because my girlfriend and I have been together for only one year and it feels like a lifetime.
Now don’t get me wrong I love my girlfriend and I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else, but it is so hard to adjust to the way that she lives. I grew up in a very low income and frugal household, while she grew up in a wealthy family. This has led to many different disagreements, the latest being what we should do about the problem with our HVAC system. In my family whenever something breaks down we always try to fix it before even considering the idea of replacing it. My girlfriend on the other hand, as soon as the HVAC system started to show the first sign of having problems she went ahead and ordered a brand new HVAC system without even consulting with me first. It has been a few days since the local HVAC company installed the new unit into our home and she still doesn’t get why I am so frustrated by this. Sure we could afford a new one, but if buying everything from new becomes the norm then we will be out of money eventually when we could have been saving money instead. Hopefully she will be able to see it from my point of view sooner or later, but i’m not feeling very optimistic at the moment.