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How To Live Well In An RV Without Driving Each Other Crazy!
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Have you ever wondered how people can live together in a small space ( RV,Motorhome or Travel Trailer) without driving each other crazy? I am about to tell you how!

RESPECT! Pure and simple.

I have this saying that goes " You can respect someone and not love them ( Teacher,Pastor, Etc) but, you CANNOT love someone and not respect them."

That is what relationships are all about and it is even more important when you are living in a small space with someone else. You have to respect each others space and time to be successful and living in an RV together. You have to respect the other persons opinion and let them have their own feelings about things. Do not get into sniping at each other over trivial matters. That will only lower respect for each other and make it much harder to live well.

First you need to make sure you each have a space dedicated to each and then respect the others space. It could be as simple as a small work space for each other. In our travel trailer, I took out the rear bunks and built a desk with storage at the sides for my wife at the back of the trailer. She makes jewelry and this is a perfect spot for her to do her jewelry, read and keep up on taxes, etc. I also replaced the dinette with a custom built fold out table for me to use while on the computer. It doubles as a dining table and also has storage builtin.

Secondly you need your own time that is just your own. It is not really necessary to spend every waking moment together-- trust me on this. If you have a hobby or activity that is your own, do it. It gives you a chance to rejuvenate your mind and gives you something else to talk to your partner about. ( Hey Honey, I shot a 70 today on the golf course! ) I wish. Anyway, take some time for yourself even if it just sitting outside reading or contemplating the Universe.

Thirdly, I would recommend getting involved with something other than sitting in you RV day after day. While in Arizona we got involved with an organization that refurbishes Senior's houses. We met some wonderful people and learned that others need respect also, regardless of their situation.

I truly believe that Respect is fundamentally important to any relationship. Blessings and I will post more later.


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Great article, and you are so right. My family and I (4 of us) lived in an RV for over a year. Respect is definitely a must.

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