14 Things You’ll Relate To If You’re In A Long Term Relationship

Coupled up for the long haul? You'll get this.

Your partner knows the difference between you being angry and being hangry. Let’s face it, it’s a good skill to have – because, well, half of the time you’re not even sure of the difference yourself, right?

There are always at least three tiffs a day over whose turn it is to make the next cup of tea. Last time you check, it certainly wasn’t your turn.

You’re the worst for breakup advice. Sure, how would you know? The last breakup you went through was when you were 19, pan-stick was an everyday essential and B*Witched were in the charts.

You both think it’s extremely necessary to narrate your pet’s life. Even more than that, the pair of you have a specific voice when either talking to your pets or pretending to be them. Whether it’s a gigantic dog or a loudmouth parrot, either way, it’s a bit of craic.

The inside jokes and nicknames are honestly endless. If anyone heard your private conversations, it wouldn’t make a word of sense to anyone – anyone at all. ‘Remember that time with the guy and the thing?’ Cue hysterical laughter.

You don’t understand Tinder. Or Plenty of Fish. Or Hinge. When it comes to dating apps, they kind of came along too late, and even if you did tip your toe in the water, you never dove in.

There have been a few incidents where you both use each other as an excuse to get out of something. In a pre-pandemic world, when all you both wanted to do was order pizza and veg out in front of the TV, your other half came in handy as an excuse once or twice, right? Whether they’re sick and need a bit of TLC, or their car broke down and they need a lift. One gives the excuse, the other orders pizza. It’s all about teamwork!

You both know exactly how to annoy each other in three seconds flat. That thing they do while opening a drink? Highly irritating. And you know all you have to do to send them up the walls is perform your rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.

They know your order in your usual takeaway spots, so it’s often there waiting for you when you get home. Heavenly.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t revolve around big, lavish presents and panicking over what outfit to wear. Cosy PJs, and a bottle of wine in front of Netflix sounds a whole lot better to you both than trying to get a reservation in the swankiest of restaurants. Not that we have to worry about that this year, eh?

There are zero embarrassments. That story where you ended up face down at the bottom of the school steps? They know it. All those tales that made you curl your toes and cringe – they’ve turned into unstoppable moments of laughter instead.

There’s also zero interest in trying to hide your bodily functions anymore. There may have even been a farting competition or two…

There are memes everywhere and on every platform. You could both be in the same room, yet you’ll still send memes to each other on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and even a few here and there on Pinterest.

You’ve come to terms with the fact that you’re both extremely weird, but that’s okay – all of the best people are.

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