Most long-term couples have logged enough time together to really let loose—and the results are admittedly weird sometimes. Here are five things just about every long-term couple does. You’ll probably relate to these, or perhaps you're a habitual offender. See how many you can check off your list.
1. You text each other from the other room because you’re too lazy to get up.
Are there any pretzels left? You don’t know—but you will as soon as you shoot your kitchen-bound beau a text requesting an update on their status.
2. You forget each other’s first names.
To you, he’s Pookie Bear, Baby, or Honey Bunny. So when someone suddenly asks you about "Adam," you might have to think for a minute. When you use these mushy nicknames over and over, they become real—and the best is when they're too strange to even tell your friends.
“Don’t ask how we got these nicknames, but we refer to each other as Boog and Wein,” says one 29-year-old reader. “They sound gross, but they really are terms of endearment!”
3. You groom each other.
Gone are the days of spending hours perfectly prepping yourselves before a date. Perhaps you shave his neck hair, or maybe he helps spread sunscreen on your back (and gives you a quick skin cancer screening while he's at it). We know it gets much worse than that, so we're just going to leave our examples on the less gross side for now.
Speaking of gross, though...
4. You go to the bathroom with the door open.
Whenever you hear a loud jet stream of liquid hitting the toilet bowl, you know you're going to look up and see your sweetie smiling back through the door he's left ajar. Next level: Some couples even go No. 2 while their significant other polishes his or her pearly whites at the sink.
5. You shower together—and not to have sex.
“There comes a point where you get in a shower together simply to save time or water,” says one 27-year-old reader. “It’s not about sex. It’s about utility.”