When we were getting ready to take off on our journey of living in an RV some people were taking bets on how long we would last. It has been 6 months and I am still amazed at times that we are still talking to one another. Now granted I speak left-handed dyslexic blonde and he speaks some other language but we are still able to understand each others grunts, groans and eye rolling .
If there is any type of tension in your relationship it becomes magnified when you spend the day rebreathing each others air; and snoring in each others face all night.
There are no doors to slam when you get in a disagreement, no stomping off to the next room, your already in it.
If you want to live in a tiny house or an RV you need to learn to give and take, and to realize that none of us is perfect. It will take work on both ends to make this life work. We can get so frustrated with one another and look at each other like we just landed here from another planet and have no clue how we got here. What I am trying to say is, this type of life can be difficult on any relationship even if you don’t think it will. Some days communicating is like rubbing sandpaper on an open wound.
But then you look at your partner and you remember what drew you together in the first place and you realize that there will come a time that you wish they were still snoring in your ear keeping you awake at night and breathing in your face. Life is what you make it, you learn to give and take, to take the bad times and the good times. Without the friction you cannot enjoy the good times.
Don’t let the fear of possible conflict and discomfort keep you from jumping from your comfort zone into a new an exciting life. Growth as a couple and as an individual can not be made in a stagnant environment. Dare to change for tomorrow is promised to no one.