26 Signs You Have Been With Your Significant Other For A Long Time

26 Signs You Have Been With Your Significant Other For A Long Time

Weird--and not so weird--things that are part of being together for a while.

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No relationship is perfect. Relationships are work that take time and trust to build. And if you've been with someone long enough, you'll have learned all of these things about them.

1. You know their middle names.

Along with what family member they were named after.

2. You know a fight is not the end of the relationship.

Sometimes you just need to take a step back and think about the issue, rather than immediately acting on it.

3. You have definitely farted or burped in front of them.

With pizza and drinks, this is bound to happen.

4. They have seen you when you are sick.

They will also forgive you for that one time you puked in their dorm their junior year (sorry).

5. You now have a weird mix of music on your phone from both of your tastes combining.

Going from Jason Aldean, to Drake, to Metallica makes for a wild ride.

6. You have tried new foods because they like them.

I tried sushi for him and actually liked it. I will never like mustard though.

7. An ideal date is just laying in bed all Saturday.

Netflix and BBC documentaries? Hell yes.

8. You have sometimes, in utter desperation, shared a toothbrush.

"Hey, you haven't been feeling sick in the last week right?".

9. They have a toothbrush at your place.

Hopefully not the same color.

10. You have "borrowed" their deodorant.

Hey, I like Old Spice!

11. You have a set list of restaurants that have been thrown into a rotation.

Chipotle, the local Chinese place, and the local Italian place are all good contenders.

12. They have seen you cry.

Over both puppies and internal struggles.

13. They know your favorite drinks.

Wether it is alcohol or soda, they know what they can order for you ahead of time.

14. You know each other's Starbucks order.

A Venti Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte with two extra shots of espresso.

15. You have picked up their prescriptions.

Thanks for picking up my birth control and anti-acids.

16. You have animals together.

Dogs, cats, rats, or guinea pigs, they are your fur babies.

17. You know their preference for toilet paper, paper towels, and soap.

They also do not mess with this delicate balance, knowing it will through you off.

18. You watch their movies, and they watch yours. Even though it might not be your cup of tea.

You may not like Star Wars, and they may not like horror movies. However, you both will watch them together as long as there is snacks.

19. They have met most of your friends.

Even that one that's not really your friend, but you kind of hang out with sometimes.

20. They have seen you when you're grumpy.

You maybe just woke up from a nap or had a hard day at work, but they know what to do.

21. It is always a challenge deciding what times and days you are going over to each other's family's houses for the holidays.

"So if we go over your dad's for Halloween, we have to go over my dad's for Thanksgiving, your mom's for Christmas Eve, and my mom's for Christmas. That'll work, right?"

22. You can spend time apart, but also enjoy loads of time together.

You don't panic waiting for them to get home from being out with their friends, but you can't wait to see them.

23. They know what your pet peeves are, even though they sometimes forget (leaving the toilet seat up).

Nobody is perfect, but how hard is it to leave the toilet seat down?

24. You have a collection of each other's clothes.

When they ask where their sweatshirt is, you have to dig it out of your closet.

25. You have had random adventures together.

Random beach trips or hiking for the day, and just forgetting about everything temporarily.

26. You have plans for the future together.

You have a few apartments marked off for one day.

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11 Things The Man You Love Should Do For You, No Questions Asked

Sometimes it's just the simple things in life that mean a lot.

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Every girl feels special when the guy she's dating does simple things for her that not everyone thinks about. Here's a list of 10 things that every girl genuinely appreciates.

1. Open/Hold the door

I feel like this one is really simple because everyone has to walk through doors. Chivalry isn't dead, let him open the door for you. He's not trying to prove that you can't do it for yourself, but he's trying to be polite and show you that he cares for you.

2. Give you really big hugs

Everyone has bad days, and sometimes you just need a really big hug. Whether it be a bear hug or the hug where he picks you up and spins you around, it will make you feel better in the long run.

3. Buy you really small gifts

One of the best things my boyfriend has ever done for me is simply bringing me a Dr. Pepper when he knows I'm tired from a long hard day full of exams or work. Sonic slushes will also make my day in a heartbeat.

4. Text/Call you just to tell you he loves you

This is pretty simple. It takes less than 10 seconds to text, and only a few minutes to call. Sometimes you get these texts right at the perfect moment, and it makes you feel so much better.

5. Come see you when you're sick

Everyone hates being sick. But seeing your friends and family while you're sick can make you feel so much better. Having your boyfriend come to see you and possibly even take care of you just makes being sick that much easier.

6. Respect your decisions

You're not married yet, so your decisions are up to you! He should respect the decisions you make and support you, even if it's not what he thinks is the best decision. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else!

7. Give you a shoulder to cry on

We all have bad days, and sometimes you just can't stop the tears from coming. Even if he's not good with crying, he should give you hugs and love to help you get through it.

8. Compliment you

Even if you look horrible and know so, hopefully, he'll still tell you that you look good. Even if the clothes you're wearing aren't his style, he should still tell you that they look good on you and that you are beautiful each and every day.

9. Call you when you're away or he's away

If you're like me, I miss my boyfriend after being away for about three hours, so when we're apart for more than a couple days, I love getting random calls from him when he knows I'm not busy. It's definitely better than a text.

10. Deal with all your annoying quirks

So if you're anything like me, you enjoy screaming music as loudly and horribly as you can in the car and making a complete fool of yourself, but he should love you for that anyway. I also love to take really stupid pictures, and he should put up with that too. He shouldn't be annoyed by your quirks, he should love them and laugh along with you.

11. Love you no matter what

I honestly feel like this goes without saying, but I put it on here so that the girls who don't feel like they're being loved no matter what can realize. He should want to work out problems with you instead of calling it quits and holding a grudge. He should want you to be happy and support you in every decision you make in life. When he loves you unconditionally, he will do all of the above things and more.

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If You View Being In A Relationship As 'Losing Your Freedom,' You’re In The Wrong Relationship

Someone had to say it.

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Relationships are about being the best possible version of yourself separate and together. They're about growing with and doing life alongside your partner. They're fun, loving, and granted, they can sometimes be challenging.

Some challenges that frequently come up in relationships are disagreements (which are for sure gonna happen, because you're two individual people!), dealing with stress, and depending on where you're at in life, it could also be financial struggles. Of course, all relationships are going to have problems and everything won't always be “rainbows and butterflies" as Maroon 5 like to put it.

That being said though, one challenge that shouldn't ever be an issue in a relationship is the loss of freedom. Where did this idea come from?

I see it all the time, people talking about not wanting to get into a relationship because they don't want to "lose their freedom".

If you are in a relationship which causes you to lose your freedom, you are 100% in the wrong relationship.

Being in a relationship is not synonymous with not being able to be yourself or be able to do what you want. In a good relationship, you will be able to still have your alone time, be your own person, hang out with your friends, the list goes on and on. All of these things are so important. Relationships should never consume your life, they should complement it.

Why is this even a conversation we need to be having? Seriously.

Now obviously if you're referring to losing the option of getting with other people or dating around, then yes, you're right, you absolutely shouldn't get into a relationship... but that doesn't mean relationships mean losing your freedom.

If you are in a relationship with someone you love and respect, getting with other people isn't even going to be on your radar. It truly is that simple.

The trend of hating on relationships, for this reason, has gotten so out of hand in recent years, especially on social media. It's so frustrating, though, because it could not be any more inaccurate.

You should absolutely still have freedom in relationships. You can have it. I for one absolutely have it and do not view my relationship as the loss of freedom, at all. If you don't, maybe evaluate that relationship and realize it's not the best one to be in.

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