Monday, February 20, 2012

Moving in Together: Dressing in the Bathroom???

In the rush of the mornings when my boyfriend stays over my place there is a about 30 minutes where I'm left to putter around my small studio while CJ does his morning routine in the bathroom. I'll sometimes take out his clothes from the closet and make sure he has everything he brought over the night before. Due to the lack of other rooms in my condo I can't help but notice him come out of the bathroom, hair all cute & scruffy, grasping his towel around his waist, and walking to get his clothes &  a razor from the closet. He'll glance at the clock to make sure I still have enough time to get ready too in the one bathroom.  But then he'll go back in the bathroom to finish changing....

We've been dating 2 years this May and we've had plenty of "Alone Time" *Cough Cough* even w/ the lights on &/or during the daytime...We know every lump, bump, curve, and dimple of each other, but he will go in the bathroom to put on his underwear and undershirt. Geez, this is really personal.

He does live w/ his mother on days he doesn't stay with me, so it might be a bad habit from 5 years of living w/ her. I don't expect a full monty Forgetting Sarah Marshall event every morning but he always changes in the bathroom. He'll switch pants & shirts in front of's kinda cute because he has really skinny legs and his boxers are baggy, hehe, but the changing of the undergarments is a lil weird to me...I don't know if I should copy him...

By the time I'm out of the shower he's already left for work. The time hasn't really come for me to get out of the shower and put on my clothes in front of him. I don't know if I should bring the "Changing in the Bathroom" thing up to CJ in conversation or I could be making something out of nothing. But on the other hand, we have only known each other in the grand scheme of things for a short while so maybe he sees it as unnecessary nudity and feels vulnerable when naked in front of me? I know I don't feel as confident as I should right now w/ my body but I'm working on that so I might do the tent hopping around thing Bridget Jones did in the second one. Maybe we both have the same type of body issues??  Hmmm...

For those of you who are married or in a relationship, did you ever change in the bathroom when you started to live w/ your boyfriend/girlfriend? How did you overcome, let's put it out there, shyness w/ them? 


  1. I can't remember a time were me and Joe ever changed in separate rooms. Ever. So this idea is rather weird to me, especially since you've been together so long. Maybe he has some insecurities about his body that he doesn't let on? Or like you say he's a creature of habit!?

  2. My husband will change in front of me, but he always turns his back to me. I don't mind though b/c I like his tush. :)

  3. I've never been very modest...i'm not sure if that's good thing or a bad thing.

  4. The Boy and I get dressed in the same room, it's not really an issue and sometimes if there's time, it leads somewhere fun...