10/29/2014 01:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

You Know You've Been Married A Long, Long Time When...

Recently we've observed a phenomenon among long-married couples. As the number of years together increases, so does the likelihood that they end up buying one another the exact same greeting cards.

Now none of this is scientific, but if the internet is any indication, this kind of thing happens all the time. And there's something really freakin' sweet about two people being so in-sync that of all the places to buy cards and of all the cards to choose from, they end up picking the same one.

Some proof that this is, indeed, a "thing":

Exhibit A:
"My parents' 30-year wedding anniversary was yesterday. These were the cards they got each other."
Credit: Clayton Jarrell

Exhibit B:
"My parents got each other the same Valentine's day card by accident."

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Exhibit C:
"Today is my parents' 28th wedding anniversary. They got each other the exact same card. This is the 2nd time this has happened."

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Exhibit D:
"My parents just celebrated 34 years of marriage. Judging by the cards they got for each other, they may have also become the same person."

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Exhibit E:
"My parents both secretly got each other a card to celebrate 23 years of marriage. Just like how they chose each other from the endless sea of people..."

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Exhibit F:
"It was my parents' 25th anniversary today. They bought each other the same card by accident on different days from different stores."

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Exhibit G:
"After 60 years of marriage, my grandparents' minds have melded."

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Has this happened to you or someone you know? If so, tell us about it in the comments.

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