Is your partner messy and disorganized while you crave neatness and order? There are effective to deal with this situation without your relationship coming to an end. Read ten tips gathered by marriage therapists and people who are in the same situation for insight into how to make your relationship work when your partner is at the opposite end of the neatness spectrum.
- Compromise is necessary when you have a messier partner.
- Try to contain their mess over time.
- Give your partner their own personal space to make messy.
“De-cluttering is so trendy right now, it’s easy to think people who drop their clothes on the floor or treat furniture as filing cabinets are morally inferior to those who crave order. But before you start in with your lecture on how messiness is the root of all evil, consider this: your need to have things tidy and organized might actually be making your partner anxious.”