It can be difficult to be in a relationship when one person is messy and one is neat. Marriage counselors and people in such relationships have advice to keep things amicable though. First it’s important to resist the urge to lecture the messy partner. One should also allow the messy partner one room that is theirs to keep a mess. Google chore calendars are also helpful. As well as making a joke out of the situation. If you are messy try to reduce it a little. If you are neat try to have a sense of humor.
- Find a spot that is the messy persons that you agree to leave alone.
- Making a joke about a tough situation can lighten the mood allowing for open conversation
- Resist the urge to lecture the messy person. They won’t change from a lecture that they have heard before
“Instead of lecturing, focus on finding ways to address your different needs.”