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22 Things You Only Know If You've Been In A Relationship For Four Years

You've made it through dumb arguments and dumber haircuts.

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1. If you've been with someone for four years, you're probably a LOT more comfortable with them than when you first started dating.

You used to worry what they'd think about you after each and every text, but now you're more worried about whether or not they'll be able to reach that weird hair.
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You used to worry what they'd think about you after each and every text, but now you're more worried about whether or not they'll be able to reach that weird hair.

2. By now, you know their food likes and dislikes down to the very last detail.

If you're picking up food from your usual spot, you don't even need to ask what they want.
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If you're picking up food from your usual spot, you don't even need to ask what they want.

3. You've been around long enough that your partner's family probably doesn't mind fighting around you.

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You're basically part of the family, so you might as well see everyone's true selves.

4. ...and you may even be asked to weigh in on their family matters.

The best thing to do is graciously not take sides.
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The best thing to do is graciously not take sides.

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5. You've definitely ended up with a lot of their clothing over the years, and vice versa.

You can never break up 'cause their hoodie is too soft and you'd have to give it back.
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You can never break up 'cause their hoodie is too soft and you'd have to give it back.

6. In fact you probably know every single item of their wardrobe.

What my girlfriend thought, first 4 dates: 1. Nice shirt. 2. Wow. A second nice shirt. 3. Okay, first shirt again. 4. He has two shirts.

7. You've become totally comfortable with your partner knowing the real you.

It's quite relaxing.
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It's quite relaxing.

8. After four long years, you've probably made it through some bad haircuts.

Congratulations on making it through them, knowing and believing that the good hair days would return.
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Congratulations on making it through them, knowing and believing that the good hair days would return.

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9. You have likely lost all self-consciousness about farting.

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10. In fact, farting may be competitive by now – or something to use as a bargaining chip in disputes.

"IF YOU DON'T STOP STEALING THE BLANKET, I SWEAR TO GOD."
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"IF YOU DON'T STOP STEALING THE BLANKET, I SWEAR TO GOD."

11. Romantic gestures are different than they once were, but no less meaningful.

In fact, if it's the right brand of tampons, it can be even more meaningful than some lousy flowers.
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In fact, if it's the right brand of tampons, it can be even more meaningful than some lousy flowers.

12. When you've been together for four years, you have DEFINITELY supported each other through some stomach illnesses.

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And if you've made it through those, you can make it through anything.

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13. The word "intimacy" means something different than it did when you first started dating.

You can hardly remember when you used to feel self-conscious around them.
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You can hardly remember when you used to feel self-conscious around them.

14. Corny romantic lines probably make you roll your eyes nowadays, or feel a little suspicious.

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"What's this compliment? What have you done??"

15. You know exactly what the other person is like in a fight.

And if you've made it this far, you probably know the best way to deal with disagreements.
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And if you've made it this far, you probably know the best way to deal with disagreements.

16. And you may do a bit more bickering than you once did.

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It's natural.

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17. After so long, you'll be *very* used to sleeping in the same bed as someone – and have come up with a set of rules for how you sleep, spoken or unspoken.

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18. You are very, VERY good at speaking in code – or without words at all.

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If a person at a party says a thing that sounds like that other thing that other person said three years ago, you only have to glance at each other to know you are both remembering that thing and how it makes you both feel.

19. Your single friend's dating horror stories make you incredibly grateful for your partner.

Sometimes dating was fun, and sometimes...it wasn't.
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Sometimes dating was fun, and sometimes...it wasn't.

20. Special dates are less intense and stressful than they once were.

February 14th ain't nothing but a taco tuesday

21. And the ways you try and impress them are way less over the top.

But no less special.
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But no less special.

22. It's nice to be with someone who knows you well enough that you can be weird together.

Just think how weird you'll be together in another four years' time.
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Just think how weird you'll be together in another four years' time.