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17 essential facts of life for people in long term relationships

In for the long haul.
Dec 5th 2015, 11:00 AM 13,494 1

1. Proper clothes are only necessary when you are leaving the house

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You ‘re hardly trying to impress them anymore with fancy outfits just for the gaff – and the comfort levels are off the charts.

2. You are now well aware that they go to the toilet and have probably seen them do it many, many times

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Number ones, anyway.

3. You now mostly text about mundane household activities and what to get in the shop on the way home

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And it’s very satisfying.

4. Your side of the bed is permanent and can’t be changed

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5. And when your other half isn’t there it’s a weird sensation

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You can spread out a little more, but there’s something slightly off about the whole thing.

6. At one point – you don’t know exactly when – farting in front of each other was deemed acceptable

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It’s no longer a major catastrophe.

7. There’s a good chance your nicknames for each other have got a little out of control

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They’ve evolved over the years into a different language that nobody else can understand – because they never hear it.

8. You start feeling like you deserve extra credit for doing basic chores around the house

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“Did you… see that the fridge has been cleaned?”

*please heap praise on me*

9. There are certain TV shows where it’s just not cool to go on a solo mission and watch a rake of episodes yourself

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And if you do, you’ll just have to sit through them again while they catch up. As a punishment.

10. You’re glad that your days of flirting and shifting are behind you

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11. You now have a partner in crime on nights out

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You can share a mountain of food after and it’s actually lovely.

12. But you have also MASTERED the art of staying in and doing nothing

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Experts at this stage.

13. You can recite your “how did you meet?” story as well as the chorus of Joxer at this stage

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Over the years it’s been brought up so often it’s inevitable.

14. So many of your conversations are laced with inside jokes and phrases

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But only when you’re alone because you’re not SAPS.

15. You’re actually so far beyond interacting with each other publicly on social media

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^not any more.

Leave that for the newbies.

16. You roll your eyes at the little things they do that annoy you

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17. Because you love them so damn much

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