I made this coffee cake/bread thing tonight 🙂 I love the smell of cinnamon and baked goods in general when it’s getting colder outside. It makes things inside cozier and takes my mind off of the things I dislike during the fall/winter months (e.g. cold, illness, dry skin). I know K likes it when I bake, so I decided early on today that I would do this when i got home (if not for him than for me hehehe).
It has almost been six years that we’ve been together and it has been a fun, but trying time that’s for sure. We have had so many good times together and some pretty rough times, but I wouldn’t change what we have for anything. He is at the same time caring, hilarious, clumsy, and professional 🙂 I love everything about him.
Now, that being said ,there are things that I have come to identify as being part of a long-term relationship. When you get this far and on, things are definitely not like they used to be. The honeymoon stage is something K and I see other, new couples at and together laugh hysterically. To think, we used to be so darling and loving to one another, PDA and all that jazz. hahaha!
So, today at work during my limited spare time scattered throughout the day, I came up with a list of things that I think are telling of a long-term relationship that you just won’t find when you first start dating. Here is that list:
- You know literally everything there is to know about the other person, to the point you don’t have to say anything to communicate, also to the point that you don’t say anything for hours because there really isn’t anything left to say 🙂
- There are things that you would say to your partner that you would NEVER say to anyone else and frankly any one else would just not get it.
- You say things or make gestures that make no sense to anyone outside of the relationship, but you two know…oh ho ho…you know 🙂
- There are things you do in front of your partner that would appall most anyone else, but he/she could care less.
- Your partner shares daily updates on bowel movements then proceeds to ask about yours. It’s almost like you’re talking about the weather.
- The two of you are comfortable talking about what your future house will be like when you get married. That weird tension of if you will ever tie the knot is long gone and now it’s just a question of when.
- You can play video games together and consider it quality time. Once, K and I spent an entire week playing WoW on two computers together. I’m serious, 7 days straight. All we did was eat pizza. It’s a fond memory 🙂
- You pick up the phone for no reason and find that your partner is either calling your or texting you at that very moment. This happens all the time with us. Creepy….
- Not only is your partner your lover, but he/she is your best friend.
- You try to imagine life apart and it’s not just even possible.
Well, sorry to get all mushy and what not. I actually was tearing up as I read this. K loves me for who I am and embraces my quirkiness, most of the time, and just accepts me for a person who is also working out how to manage life as well as having OCD. The other day we were both totally overwhelmed with everything and he said nothing and hugged me. He is my love and my rock. Sometimes it’s good to just take the time to think about things like this. It makes me grateful for what I have, that’s for sure.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject 🙂 Share your wisdom!
As always, thank you for reading 🙂