You know you’re an "experienced couple" whenВ you’re no longer stressed out by the thought of being embarrassed in front of them.
Relationships are never a sure thing. Some of us though are privileged enough to be blessed with a love story that we can be proud of. When we are lucky enough to have found someone to commit ourselves to romantically, we can’t afford to ever take that experience for granted. Lots of people spend their entire lives looking for love, and it must always be welcomed with open arms whenever it comes knocking.
For those who are engaged in puppy love; when you’re in the early stages of romantic entanglement, enjoy it while it lasts. Usually those early days are filled with absolute euphoria; levels of happiness that will be difficult to match as you go along into the depths of your relationship. As your relationship goes on, problems will arise. There’s no suppressing it. You will encounter occasional hiccups, and you need to know how to get past them. However, if you have a relationship that’s strong enough, these hiccups won’t be a problem at all.
The best couples are able to survive and stay together for long periods of time despite these troubles. They establish levels of intimacy with each other that transcend early passions. There is a state of stability, contentment, and happiness there that you just can’t describe. They are found in the simplest circumstances of the relationship, but these are what make them beautiful.
Here are the 15 things that only experienced couples know about:
1. You’re no longer stressed out by the thought of being embarrassed in front of them.
You’ve practically humiliated yourself in front of your partner so many times in the past, it’s no longer humiliating when you make a fool of yourself.
2. You have less REAL fights these days.
You no longer have those big arguments where you don’t talk for days on end. You don’t have those fights that actually pose as real threats to your relationship.
3. You have little fights every once in a while that are easy to get over.
Whatever fights you do have are shallow. They can be considered as small disagreements at best. And they’re also pretty easy to get over.
4. You have no problems with being honest with each other.
Honesty isn’t difficult anymore. You know that problems can only arise from deceit and dishonesty and so you’re completely open to each other. Besides, at this point, you have nothing to hide from each other anymore. – Continue reading on the next page
5. You sometimes wonder what it would be like to be with someone else.
Just out of curiosity. You’ve been together for so long, that you can’t even imagine what it would be like to be single; or be with someone else.
6. You don’t let these thoughts jeopardize your relationship.
While these thoughts do cross your mind, they do nothing to harm your relationship at all. You don’t act on these thoughts because you know you’re exactly where you need to be.
7. Please is no longer the magic word.
You stop saying please to each other. Not because you disrespect each other. But you just know you’ve reached that level of intimacy and affection.
8. You value whatever alone time you can get.
It’s rare that you’re afforded your own space these days. That doesn’t mean you don’t value any shared time you have together, but you also value whatever time you can get for yourself.
9. You don’t worry about your partner’s fidelity and loyalty.
You don’t have to be worried about your partner cheating on you. You’ve reached a point in your relationship where infidelity isn’t even a real possibility anymore.
10. You often prefer staying at home than going out.
You’d rather spend your weekend chilling at home on the couch than going out with friends for a night out in the town. You no longer crave for the flash of the city. You’re merely content with having each other around. – Continue reading on the next page
11. You no longer make future plans that don’t involve your partner.
Your future plans are entirely dependent on what your partner has planned as well. Whether big plans that concern life and careers, or small plans that concern vacations and getaways, you always make sure to plan around each other as a couple.
12. Sex is still prominent, but it’s no longer the most exciting part about your relationship.
Yes. Sex is great. It’s still a great way to express one’s physical intimacy, but it’s no longer the most exciting part of a relationship. When a couple has been together for prolonged periods, emotional attachment becomes much more exciting that physical attachment.
13. You really act like a partner.
You understand the real meaning of the word and you try your best to live up to that role.
14. You spend time with each other’s families.
Family time is important. Since you understand that you’re eventually going to inherit each other’s families, you spend lots of time with them already.
15. There’s nothing that you don’t know about your partner.
You know your partner like the back of your hand. There’s absolutely nothing about them that would surprise you anymore. This is the person you’ve committed yourself to and you know your heart is happy about it.