M and I both live with our parents for the time being. We’re both working and trying to pay down our massive student loans, as you do now-a-days when you graduate college. Most of the time, M stays at my house because it’s closer to work. M lives about 45 minutes away from where I live, and about an hour away from where we both currently work. On days off, we typically spend time with M’s family at his house.
With both of us already lacking in personal spaces away from family members, it’s hard for us to have individual spaces within our already small rooms. As much as I love M, I do need time for myself and I very much enjoy having a space that’s specifically mine. M is the same. He needs that same sort of space.
We finally rectified the issue. M bought me a little desk and rearranged his room to make space for it. I don’t really have room in my room for another desk, but I was able to make other arrangements for M. He brought an old computer over and we cleared off a wooden table for him to use as a desk.
I can’t speak for M, but it’s very important for me to have my own space as well as time to myself to work on my own personal projects. I love M, and I love spending time with him, but everyone needs time for themselves. And that is usually facilitated by a space all for themselves. I am really lucky I have someone who understands that and is willing to give me that space.