I made this graph to try to illustrate how the Man and I are doing one month into living together.
Considering what we were working with at the start, I'd say the results are pretty good. Part of the stress also comes from the fact that we both are hella-busy with work and activities. So, it's hard to be together and nest. Also, the Man doesn't really like to nest so much as he likes to cause lots of chaos with every item in our home. I came in yesterday after work to find a box of bandaids on the coffee table, the bandaid wrapper on the sink and the two peel-y things from the actual bandaid on the dining table. Also, his wet towel was on the bed in a heap with his dirty gym clothes and his used cereal bowl was still on the kitchen table. SWEET!
The Man is terrific, I think he just has selective blindness.
So, am I concerned that we're not up to previous levels of awesome happiness? No. In fact now I'm thinking I should have added a line for "relative comfort with each other" which would have gone from high to higher. Also, perhaps, a line for "sense of humor about move stress" which would have started low but shot up.
And I think once we get a little more actual time together while we're, you know, awake, it'll get better and better-er.