21 Things Everyone In A Long-Term Relationship Knows To Be True


You know the drill. You meet someone. You send them some super sassy Tinder one-liners. They’re repelled but agree to meet you anyway.

Next thing you know you’re sharing  a family size bag of Doritos on the sofa and haven’t shaved your legs in 6 weeks.

I’ve had my fair share of long-term relationships over the years. The one where I got replaced by a Japanese pen-pal, the one that eventually ended with a Skype call (twenty-first century riddle – is this better or worse than being ditched by text?) and current bed-partner who thus far I’m considering keeping.

Although that is 90% to do with him having Netflix login credentials.

Girl only on episode 9 0f Making A Murderer afterall.

Seeing as it’s Valentines Day soon and I’m a true romantic (obvs) I decided to re-tell our love story (and the story of everyone whose ever dated for more than 3 months).

  1. We are so in love, I want to spend every waking minute with you. Who needs friends? EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVE <3 XOXOX
  2. Wait. What. You can’t use a washing machine?
  3. Oh go on then, I’ll iron all your shirts, cook you dinner and do you washing. All those feminist ideals lookin’ real cute right now bbz.
  4. No but seriously, your mum has so much to answer for.
  5. Screw this, you can do all the house-admin.
  6. RE. my previous statement. Partially because I’m a huge control freak (you aren’t allowed to call me this, only I can use this term) and partially because I CANNOT stomach another night of pesto pasta, I’ll  start helping with the cooking again…
  7. I have just spent my Saturday ironing shirts. 17-year-old me, I’m so sorry.
  8. How did I ever think he was out of my league? I’ve just seen him cut his toenails in the sink.
  9. WHY hasn’t he text me in 3 hours? Maybe he’s spontaneously gone off me…
  10. If he dumps me then I definitely get to keep the bed linen.
  11. Must make more effort *Book a wax*
  12. Cancel said wax because turns out there was just a bad football result and actually he has not gone off me, nor my six-months of hair growth.
  13. Booked a holiday to New York. I wonder if he is going to propose.
  14. Wait. Do I want him to propose? Do I never want my GP to ask disapproving questions about my promiscuous sex life ever again?
  15. If he does bloody propose, it better not be on top of a skyscraper. All the hair issues. And those photos need to be Facebook approved.
  16. No really, no babies. No husband. No mortgage. I want to do Jaeger shots and eat McDonalds on the pavement.
  17. I’m so glad I have a boyfriend so I can justify adult nights in without alcohol eating clean and catching up on box-sets.
  18. I got really fat.
  19. That guy at work in IT. Was he always that good looking?
  20. Maybe I should reclaim my womanhood and dump him? That’d teach him to leave his wet towels on the bed. Bet the guy in IT hangs his towels.
  21. Oh look you made me beans on toast when I’m hungover. You really are a keeper.

Dress – Warehouse via ASOS

  • Haha, this did make me laugh. Sometimes it’s important to remember that the ins and outs of a long-term relationship are a little more complex than just ‘We love each other, we’re perfect for each other, let’s hang out all the time’. (Although that’s a part of it too!)

    Rachel | http://www.currentlyrachel.com

    • Glad I’m not the only one who isn’t always a bed of roses! It is so much more complex :) thanks for leaving a lovely comment Rachel xxxx

  • Bahahah, this one cracked me up, Sophie. Ups and downs and misunderstandings come with long-term relationships for sure, but we all can get through it with a good plate of beans on toast, amiright?

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin’

    • I’m glad I don’t just make myself laugh….only kidding. My bed-partner just thinks i’ve got a screw missing. But yes beans on toast SOLVES EVERY ARGUMENT. They should put that on a Valentine’s card xxx

  • HARRY LEAVES WET TOWELS ON THE BED TOO WHAT IS THAT ABOUT?!!!?!!! I literally want to strangle him with the towel every morning!!!! Does the guy in IT really hang his towels?? That is a dream man right there. Also please give me this dress and the style prowess to wear a dress like this and look as amazing as this. Thank you.

    Shot From The Street


  • lauragale94

    Omg this post made me laugh so much! I’ve been with my boyfriend for nearly four and a half years and lots of these are hilariously relevant… especially the ‘I got fat’ one, unfortunately!

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

    • Hahahah i’m so glad you could relate Laura! I am also on four and a half years! Seriously MUST STOP EATING xxxx

  • That bag is so cute!! WOW loving your photos

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • Hehe! I feel ya girl. Having a husband is just like this. It’s so uncanny. Ps. You look BABING!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

    • owwwww thanks u r da best xxxxxxx

  • All so true – especially number 17!
    Lovely pictures as well :)

    Frankie goes to – Travel Blog

  • side of the content that bag distract me so pretty ugh!

    • hhahahahh you know 😉 xxx

  • Laura

    This really brightened up my Thursday morning! Just discovered your blog, and loving it. Great skirt by the way :) xx

    Laura | lorves.com

    • Awww so glad you’re enjoying it Laura!! So lovely to hear from people when they enjoy it :)Xxxxx