Relationship saving strategies for any couple buying a house!
Talk about expectations.
Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make. There are alot of emotions tied up in the dream of owning a home. You should have your budget as well as likes and dislikes discussed prior to starting your process. Does one want a fixer-upper and the other not? How long do you expect to live there? Why do you want to buy a house? Arguing during the process, not so much fun. Having an answer to these questions can reduce stress. Enjoy the process, it should be a fun and exciting time for you.
Ask a professional.
Involving your agent in some of your discussions can be helpful. They can be a neutral party to help guide you through the process constructively, think of them as a coach. They've seen it all, and can give you the knowledge you need to make good decisions together as a couple. They can be the light you need when you get discouraged if you've put in many offers and have lost out. Have a plan, it will be worth it, so stick with it, you'll end up homeowners.