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I moved in with my partner six months ago and we are getting on well in most departments. I knew when I met him that he had very different taste to me, but now I’m having to live with it.

Dear Wendyl, I moved in with my partner six months ago and we are getting on well in most departments. I knew when I met him that he had very different taste to me, but now I’m having to live with it. His terrible artworks, his bright and garish rugs and, worst of all, the collection of Star Wars figurines, which he insists take pride of place in our lounge. I’m embarrassed when my friends come around and laugh about his stuff. How do I get him to put it all away without hurting his feelings?

Mix and Match, via email

Dear Mix and Match, I think you are missing one point about your relationship – the bit about accepting each other just the way you are. Most couples reach an agreement when they move in together and some stuff goes out on the kerb or off to the op-shop, but most accept the bits and pieces that don’t quite match up.

Why don’t you try that and see how it works out?

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