We’ve read a lot about moving to another country and how it can be exciting and even life-changing, but we’ve heard horror stories about getting married and moving to a country where there isn’t a sense of community.
Moving to another country is much easier with the right partners. The people in the states that we have lived in have a culture that lets us interact and get to know each other, but it can be quite different when you start moving to a new country. There are still a lot of customs and traditions that are still prevalent, and that can be a challenge.
In our case, we have moved to a country that is the opposite of what we would like. We are a couple of years into a relationship that is based on community, and we can barely remember most of the people in our family. We are all very busy, working, and having a very active social life. We both have a lot of free time when we are home, but it still gets tiring.
To help our couple overcome this hurdle, we decided to break up our domestic spaces. Our first move was to the apartment that we share, where we used to live in. We then moved to a place that we are pretty sure is a lot friendlier and more fun to be with, but it feels very like a step down from our first apartment.
This new apartment we are both renting is a little bit on the small side. It’s a single family home with two bedrooms and a tiny kitchen, but it’s a big improvement over our previous apartment. We are definitely getting a lot more space in the big room, and we are definitely more than a few steps closer to our families. We are also getting our own kitchen, so we have more real cooking space.
We are getting rid of the carpet, but it won’t be the one we had before.
I would love to have our own kitchen, but that’s just not going to happen. We don’t own a big kitchen, so we’re going to get that in the next one. Moving out of our apartment, we are spending a lot less time eating out and more time in the kitchen. But on the other hand, we aren’t moving into a new apartment in that same neighborhood.
Moving to different areas doesn’t necessarily mean moving to a different place. Sometimes it’s just that you end up spending more time in a new place than you had before. But that’s not always the case. For example, in our last apartment we worked out together regularly. We got into regular exercise and we were both on the same diet. So we lived a little bit differently.
Not that we’re complaining, but we do miss the occasional big meal out and the comfort of knowing we have the same diet as the other person. But we still can’t live without each other, and that’s why we’re still married. We’re not saying the same thing.
I have the same feeling about not being on the same diet. But if I had to tell you, I think I would say that I think it was a great idea. We both are good eaters and we are also good people – so I would say this is a great idea.