What it’s like to be with someone for 10 years

What do you consider to be a long period of time?

I’ve had this unconscious idea in my head that 10 years is a long time. We tend to measure things in 10s. When you hit that 10 years, you get to use the word “decade.”

Well today, it’s been a decade since Brad told me we were humans and we decided to be humans in a relationship. Ten years.

I remember in high school I had been dating a boy (not Brad) for five months and it seemed like a long time. Everyone thought it was a long time. So perhaps it’s a change in perspective.

As I think on it more and more, 10 years is a significant period of time but really, not all that long. I feel like just yesterday I was musing about five years of marriage, but that was in May… five months ago (exactly).

So, what’s it like to be with someone for 10 years? Continue reading

8 Years

Today is 8 years since Brad and I have been a couple. A lot has happened in 8 years, much of it happened even before we got married.

Here are 10 things that are better with a partner:

  1. Carrying luggage through an airport
  2. Picking out gifts for family
  3. Going on vacation
  4. Handling loss
  5. Bathing a cat
  6. Shopping for a car
  7. Cooking dinner
  8. Returning items to a store
  9. Getting things out of tall cabinets
  10. Dancing

You can read the story about how we became a couple here.