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13 moments everyone in a relationship has experienced

Most couples have had their fair share of weird moments they’ve experienced together.

Here’s a list of 13 of things that you and your significant other will definitely have experienced- by all means, use this as a checklist.

1. Balancing your partner and friends is a challenge

You want to spend time with your S/O as much as you can, because you want to find out every single detail about them, and because, well, they make you feel good about yourself. But at the same time, you don’t want to be that person your group of friends are talking about when you’re not there, saying how much you have changed. If one’s at work on a particular day, see the other. Don’t push either aside just because you’re feeling guilty. Balance is key.

2. The moment you finally stop trying to impress each other with date ideas

Because you do not need to go out every time you want to see each other. Sitting in under a blanket, with the grossest outfit on, can feel quite good actually. 10 points if you’ve managed to make a blanket fort with your partner on a night in.

3. Bodily functions are officially romanticised in your relationship

First time anything comes out, you’re embarrassed. Fast forward to the hundredth time it happens, and you’re cheering each other on. Sometimes, you even get as gross as trying to guess what they had for dinner from a single burp.

4. You start to hate cuddles

They’re nice, of course. Until you’re trying to fall asleep, the room is hot, or their arm is going dead. It’s just a recipe for a disaster. But when you’re wide awake, there’s nothing better (well, unless they’ve just come back from the gym and really need a shower).

5. First time you use their phrase 

It’s scary because you don’t even notice that you’ve done it, and you swore to yourself that you wouldn’t become the same person, but yet there you are, telling them not to “bite your head off” or finding an appropriate sentence for the use of “init”. The first time they use your phrase, you feel like a proud mother whose child has finally graduated from ‘*insert your name* mannerism’ course. Beware, you’re slowly merging into one.

6. You know everyone they work with

Not personally, but through the things they tell you. You feel like you could join in with the gossip if you ever sat with your partner and their workmates. You also know all their names, their partner’s names, and when you do finally end up meeting them, you need to stop yourself from asking them about their uncle John because you heard he recently worked with Harry Styles.

7. You secretly want to be better than their ex – and you only admit this to yourself

No matter how mature you try and be, you obviously will at least have peeked at what they look like, and you want to prove that you’re better than them. In non-obvious ways, such as pointing out that your eyeliner skills are much better than some people’s, or that your biceps are that slight bit bigger – just so they know.

8. On that note, the moment when you talk about your past without getting jealous is actually amazing

It allows you to have a discussion about what went wrong, and what you don’t want to happen in this particular relationship. It allows you to see why they’re the person they are, and your heart gets warm because you know that they trust you, otherwise they wouldn’t be talking about this with you.

9. Your first IKEA trip makes you want to move out there and then

You walk around the giant showrooms, and pick out what you do and don’t like about each one, and in next to no time, you have your entire house, holiday villa, child’s playroom and garage designed. And you thank the Gods above for the fact that you both have the same taste.

10. Finding out what your child would look like

You go online and merge your faces together, and you don’t know whether to be slightly terrified or in awe, because some are coming out ugly, and some are making you want to have a child already.

11. “Can I do your makeup?” terrifies you

The first time that’s asked, it’s cute. But once you and the other person know what’s coming, you run for the hills because either you or your partner do not want to look like a clown. At least you can say you’ve done it once (and never again).

12. You gossip like a bunch of year nine girls without a care in the world

The moment of realisation that you’re both just as bitchy as each other is eye-opening. When one of you says something bad, the other doesn’t bat an eyelid (unless, it’s really bad, of course) and you soon realise that you’re like a bunch of school girls who just cannot stop.

13. Knowing that a fight will not break you up

That’s a great feeling because that’s one less thing to worry about. More often than not, your fights will end up in one of you bursting out laughing at some point, because you will realise how stupid it probably sounds to the outsiders.

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