What Is a Double Chance?

It has become commonplace in today’s world for two people to live together in blissful marital or domestic partnership. The idea of having a partner by your side for the rest of your life is appealing, but what does it mean in practice? What are the financials like of having a partner? Do you make more or less money when you have a partner? Is there some special gift or birthday card you need to buy them? Is there some specific thing you need to do to celebrate? These are some of the most common questions posed by those who wonder what double chance means in practice. While many may not think twice about the concept, there are actually a lot of details that one needs to consider before making the plunge.

How Do You Define Partner?

If you are in a partnership, you have officially entered the partner world. You will no longer be considered single, you will be considered a couple, and you will have to make some adjustments to the way you think about money and lifestyle. Just because you have a partner doesn’t mean you need to adhere to some traditional view of marital bliss, i.e. you can’t spend your money on yourself and you have to put your own needs last. Having a partner comes with its own set of responsibilities and perks, which you will have to decide whether you are prepared to accept or not. As they say, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so before you know it you will be living your life as a married couple.

Marital Bliss Or Domestics Partnership?

Depending on where you are in the world, you may consider yourself to be in a marital bliss or domestics partnership. As previously mentioned, it has become commonplace for couples to live together, however, in some places marital bliss is not the preferred option. In France for example, it is legally possible to register your partnership as a domestic responsibility, which offers a number of benefits. While marital bliss allows for a greater degree of partnership, it is not necessarily considered a secure or viable long-term option.

Secure Home Or Larger Family?

Another important consideration when contemplating a double chance is the stability of the home environment you wish to create. Do you want to start a family or are you okay with just being there for each other? The answer to this question will have a profound impact on the type of life you want to lead. If you are looking for the benefits of a secure and comfortable home environment, then you may want to consider moving in together. You will want to look at the security of the home environment in light of the number of people residing there. For instance, if you are sharing with someone, it is advisable to add more locks and security devices. You may also want to look into getting a dog or hiring a security guard to patrol your home frequently. 

More Money, More Responsibility?

When you have a partner, you automatically assume that you will have more money, as a couple you will have two incomes. While this may be the case, it does not mean that you will necessarily be required to shoulder more financial responsibility. Your income may be more or less the same, however, if you have partners who have different incomes, you may need to make some adjustments. In today’s world, more and more couples are working together to create a stable and secure household. In some partnerships, one person may provide the majority of the income while the other handles the more menial tasks, such as cleaning and cooking. In other cases both partners are responsible for the financials. Everyone has to contribute and share equally.

More Free Time

If you are looking to create the lifestyles of your dreams, then a double chance may be the ultimate answer. You will have the added bonus of having someone at home with you 24/7. Just because your partner is there does not mean that you will necessarily be restricted in the amount of time you can spend working. Working part-time has become an option for many couples who wish to create a more balanced and harmonious life. Everyone’s priorities change over time, so it is important to acknowledge that you may have additional free time now but that this may not be the case in the future. This is one of the biggest challenges facing newlywed couples and partners alike. Creating a life you love is a worthy goal, but you must be realistic about the time this will require.

More Privacy

Another important consideration when pondering a double chance is the amount of privacy and personal space you want to provide for yourself and your partner. Do you want to keep your personal life and relationships separate from professional life? For instance, if you are newlyweds or have just started dating, you may want to consider keeping your engagement a secret for a while. You don’t need to rush into telling everyone you are together, especially if you don’t want to burden your partner with your new romantic adventure. Being intimate with your partner will not deteriorate the secrecy surrounding your engagement. It is a common misconception that keeping your private life private will damage the relationship with your partner. On the contrary, sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings with your partner will strengthen the bond that you share. Never underestimate the power of a good relationship maturity.

Adaptable Lifestyle

Many people who decide to have a double chance look at their existing lifestyles and decide that they would like to make some adjustments. If you are the type of person who likes to travel or work remotely, then a double chance may be the ideal opportunity to do so. If you have a partner, neither of you is tied down to one location or job, which provides you with flexibility. It is also common for employees to have flexible working hours, which means that even if you do not get along with your partner during the day, you can still spend time with them in the evening. Traveling abroad with your partner will give you the opportunity to deepen the relationship, while the reverse is also true. You will want to consider your existing relationships, as well as those you may have in the future, when making decisions about the type of life you want to lead.

The decision to commit to a double chance isn’t one to be taken lightly. There are a lot of factors to consider, both for the individual and the couple. For those who decide that this is the marriage or domestic partnership they wish to pursue, let us hear it for the beautiful commitment!