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Student Article - Gun in the Back Scenario
Author: Jodie Fox

You can't always get what you want. Sometimes you have to compromise. Especially when it comes down to living with someone, particularly moving in with that special someone. You want white washed walls with clean, fluffy carpets; and they want something a bit more "retro" with an already stated personality. Even though you adore their choice, you have to kick up at least a bit of a fuss otherwise this sets the foundation for the relationship, with them making all the decisions. (Wow my girlfriend would kill me should she ever read this...) And so, moving day draws nearer and there we are, sat on my single bed at my parents house weighing up the pros and cons for each flat we've viewed. Of course I'm finding everything positive about the flat that I want, and she about the 'personality stated flat'. Now, six months down the line we're happily living in the latter flat. It turns out she was right all along. So maybe you don't always get what you want, initially. But when someones holding that metaphorical gun in your back, its sometimes best to go with their option. And who knows... just like me, you may find the flat of your dreams! (Well at least it kept my girlfriend quiet!!)

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