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The I-Had-No-Idea-You-Could-Be-This-Bad Stage
This is when you first live together and suddenly learn about all of those unbecoming habits that your partner managed to hide from you during dating.
What to Do: Find the balance between forgiveness, patience, and assertive requests for change. Let the small stuff go, talk about the big stuff, and view such conversations as a learning experience rather than a punishment.