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12 Signs You Have Been With Someone For Too Long

12 Signs You Have Been With Someone For Too Long

You are part of a couple that has been together for so long, it feels like you have been a couple since before the dinosaurs. Or probably like an couple in their 80s. People have been wondering how you can stay together in this long-term relationship, despite the differences and still not drive each other nuts. The thing is, you know the secret on how you can keep each other by spicing up each other’s life on a daily basis.

Here are 12 signs you have been with someone for too long, but it’s definitely not a bad thing:

1. You can fart whenever you want without feeling embarrassed.

You feel completely comfortable letting off the gas, even when they are around. They might give you a face when they realize it, but you will not fear that will ruin your reputation with them anymore.

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2. You can wake up with your messy hair and stinky breath without feeling awkward.

You could even stay in bed and chat for a bit after waking. Perhaps when you start smelling his morning breath you will tell him to go brush his teeth!

3. You can recite the story your partner’s going to tell you when they say the first word.

You know exactly what your partner is going to say before they even finish saying it. You are like their duplicating machine; you don’t need much effort to figure out what they are going to say next.

4. You can laugh hysterically at something you find funny.

You just burst out laughing at some funny videos you saw online in front of them without worrying if your partner would think you were out of your mind.

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5. You put out the most random dance move in front of your partner.

You randomly showcase your crazy dance in front of your partner without worrying about being judged by them. The reactions you get could go from your partner dancing along with that crazy move or your partner looking at you with a poker face.

6. You can walk around the house with no pants on.

You are no longer shy hanging around the place without looking completely proper for the sanity of your partner. Especially during summer!

7. You joke with each other.

Where is the fun of it if you don’t occasionally joke with each other? It can be a simple joke to lighten up your day, like your partner will asking if you have the parking ticket with you and you say “nope,” even though you actually have the ticket with you. Then you pull out the ticket and you smile at your partner wickedly as though you just pulled the best prank ever created.

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8. You talk with a whole lot of toothpaste in your mouth.

Brushing your teeth would not be as fun without you talking with all the toothpaste in your mouth. Who cares if the paste starts dripping out of your mouth while you are saying what you need to say to your partner!

9. You fight for the covers on a nightly basis.

You have accepted the fact that the covers will never be equally shared between you and your partner. You spend too many nights pulling on the cover because you realize that you are completely out of cover.

10. You can pick your nose in front of your partner.

Let’s admit it. You might not want other people to see you digging in your nose, but in front of your partner, you couldn’t care less. Although they might point out that you are gross, you know they don’t really mind and are just teasing you.

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11. You no longer have cold sweats when you are alone with your partner’s family.

Your partner’s family has become a part of your own family. You no longer feel awkward around them. You no longer feel the need to bury yourself on the ground in order to keep you from saying or doing something inappropriate.

12. You insist on telling your partner all about your favorite TV show they don’t watch.

You make it your life’s mission to keep your partner updated on your favorite show even though they are not a big fan. Come on, where is the fun if you are the only one enjoying that awesome show?

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Last Updated on July 3, 2020

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

In today’s world, true peace must come from within us and our own actions. Here are 30 small things you can do on a regular basis to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being:

1. Don’t go to every fight you’re invited to

Particularly when you’re around those who thrive on chaos, be willing to decline the invitation to join in on the drama.

2. Focus on your breath

Throughout the day, stop to take a few deep breaths. Keep stress at bay with techniques such as “square breathing.” Breathe in for four counts, hold for four counts, then out for four counts, and hold again for four counts. Repeat this cycle four times.

3. Get organized and purge old items

A cluttered space often creates a cluttered spirit. Take the time to get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year and invest in organizational systems that help you sustain a level of neatness.

4. Stop yourself from being judgmental

Whenever you are tempted to have an opinion about someone else’s life, check your intentions. Judging others creates and promotes negative energy.

5. Say ‘thank you’ early and often

Start and end each day with an attitude of gratitude. Look for opportunities in your daily routine and interactions to express appreciation.

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6. Smile more

Even if you have to “fake it until you make it,” there are many scientific benefits of smiling and laughing. Also, pay attention to your facial expression when you are doing neutral activities such as driving and walking. Turn that frown upside down!

7. Don’t worry about the future

As difficult as this sounds, there is a direct connection between staying in the present and living a more peaceful life. You cannot control the future. As the old proverb goes, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” Practice gently bringing your thoughts back to the present.

8. Eat real food

The closer the food is to the state from which it came from the earth, the better you will feel in eating it. Choose foods that grew from a plant over food that was made in a plant.

9. Choose being happy over being right

Too often, we sacrifice inner peace in order to make a point. It’s rarely worth it.

10. Keep technology out of the bedroom

Many studies, such as one conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have connected blue light of electronic devices before bed to adverse sleep and overall health. To make matters worse, many people report that they cannot resist checking email and social media when their cell phone is in reach of their bed, regardless of the time.

11. Make use of filtering features on social media

You may not want to “unfriend” someone completely, however you can choose whether you want to follow their posts and/or the sources of information that they share.

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12. Get comfortable with silence

When you picture someone who is the ultimate state of peace, typically they aren’t talking.

13. Listen to understand, not to respond

So often in conversations, we use our ears to give us cues about when it is our turn to say what we want to say. Practice active listening, ask questions, process, then speak.

14. Put your troubles in a bubble

Whenever you start to feel anxious, visualize the situation being wrapped in a bubble and then picture that sphere floating away.

15. Speak more slowly

Often a lack of peace manifests itself in fast or clipped speech. Take a breath, slow down, and let your thoughtful consideration drive your words.

16. Don’t procrastinate

Nothing adds stress to our lives like waiting until the last minute.

17. Buy a coloring book

Mandala coloring books for adults are becoming more popular because of their connection to creating inner peace.

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18. Prioritize yourself

You are the only person who you are guaranteed to live with 24 hours a day for the rest of your life.

19. Forgive others

Holding a grudge is hurting you exponentially more than anyone else. Let it go.

20. Check your expectations

Presumption often leads to drama. Remember the old saying, “Expectations are premeditated resentments.”

21. Engage in active play

Let your inner child come out and have some fun. Jump, dance, play, and pretend!

22. Stop criticizing yourself

The world is a hard enough place with more than enough critics. Your life is not served well by being one of them.

23. Focus your energy and attention on what you want

Thoughts, words, and actions all create energy. Energy attracts like energy. Put out what you want to get back.

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24. Assign yourself “complaint free” days.

Make a conscious decision not to complain about anything for a whole day. It might be harder than you think and the awareness will stick with you.

25. Surround yourself with people you truly enjoy being in the company of

Personalities tend to be contagious, and not everyone’s is worth catching. Be judicious in your choices.

26. Manage your money

Financial concerns rank top on the list of what causes people stress. Take the time each month to do a budget, calculate what you actually spend and sanity check that against the money you have coming in.

27. Stop trying to control everything

Not only is your inner control freak sabotaging your sense of peace, it is also likely getting in the way of external relationships as well.

28. Practice affirmations

Repeat positive phrases that depict the life and qualities you want to attract. It may not come naturally to you, but it works.

29. Get up before sunrise

Personally witnessing the dawn brings a unique sense of awe and appreciation for life.

30. Be yourself

Nothing creates more inner discord than trying to be something other than who we really are. Authenticity breeds happiness.

Featured photo credit: man watching sunrise via stokpic.com

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