My boyfriend and I live together. We are great together, but we are very very VERY different people and we have a small living space. Before I begin bitching, I would like to say that I am not perfect. I have an insane amount of clothes, I hate doing dishes, and I leave lights on. However, he has guns. Everywhere. Way more than what is reasonable and he has places outside our apartment that he can keep them at. He uses them for hunting season which is only a few months of the year. He also leaves his socks and towels everywhere and leaves the toilet seat up.
Everytime I try to tell him how much this all bothers me, he gets very defensive and it turns into us talking in circles about who is the worse housemate. I'd really like to work this out with him, but I have no idea how else to say it to him other than a straight forward, 'I really wish you wouldn't do that.'
To those with live in boyfriends, do you have any advice for how to make our living more harmonious?