Three Year Anniversary Reflections

WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS MANY PICTURES OF ME AND MY BOYFRIEND AND  MAY MAKE YOU SICK!

So, as you can tell from the title of this post today is mine and the other half’s third anniversary, so I’ve decided I’d do a little post (mainly to celebrate how we managed to not kill each other) but also to share what I’ve learnt over the years. Of course, this is just my observations in my relationship and how it’s developed and won’t apply to everyone as every relationship is unique and special in their own way.

My Reflections;

  • Its the little things

When me and Jake first started dating, we were poor students so we’d never really do fancy meals out or anything. For our first anniversary we literally shared some Pizza after a freshers fair and weirdly since then its become our little tradition to eat pizza on our anniversary. It might sound lame, but that’s just how we roll.

  • Life isn’t perfect and neither is a relationship…

I absolutely love my boyfriend to bits so don’t get me wrong but I’m telling you now if you think it’s all hearts and flowers I have news for you.IT ISN’T. A successful relationship has its ups and down, you have to roll with it.

  • Difference of Opinion

Don’t stress or worry if you have differing opinions on certain things, that’s gonna happen. At the end of the day, its your individual differences that make you thrive as a couple. It’s your different ways of life coming together and making a new life together that matters.

  • Mutual Respect Goes A Long Way

To have a successful relationship, you need to respect each other full stop. I think if there’s no respect for each other you need to question how much you genuinely love the other person. The idea of disrespecting my boyfriends feelings is horrendous to me . I would never wish for him to be treated like nothing, he means too much.

  • Communication is Key

I love nothing more than coming home to my boyfriend after a hectic day and putting the world to rights. When I say communicate I don’t mean you offload all your issues and anger onto your partner, that’s not fair and doesn’t work both ways. I mean, good, honest talking, listening and sharing. You need to both be able to share your points of view, your issues and your news. I love it when my boyfriend tells me little stories about his day or his childhood holidays and I enjoy discussing interesting topics with him from Politics to Brangelina’s split (I mean, seriously who saw that coming!!!)

So there you go my five observations from being in my relationship for three years. I’m terribly sorry if this at all sounded  a bit cocky or like I’m pretending I know everything about relationships (I really don’t), I don’t mean it to come across that way at all I promise you I just thought it’d share with you guys out there who enjoyed these sort of blog posts. Anyway, the be all and end all is that my relationship is unique, its beautiful, its crazy and its wonderful in it’s own little ways and everybody else’s is too. You have your inside jokes, or your little looks you give each other and probably even your own sides of the bed and that’s fantastic! I started dating my lovely boyfriend three years ago and they’ve been incredible, there’s been terribly sad times and brilliant times but what’s helped was having my best friend at my side!

 

 

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Author: Chelsea Thompson

Scriptwriter and Stand Up. A recovering chocoholic who is trying to maintain a balanced lifestyle whilst putting on make up and travelling around a bit!!

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