What Comes With A Long-Term Relationship? Women Reveal The Things A Long-Term Relationship Has Given Them


I entered my first long-term relationship at the ripe age of 23 years old. Of course, when I was entering it, I didn't realize it was going to be long term, but well, here I am still in the same relationship a year-and-a-half later. So what differentiates a long-term relationship from a regular, short-lived one? What comes with a long-term relationship that doesn't come with a shorter fling?

A recent Reddit thread asked ladies to share the parts of long-term relationships that no one warned them about and the things they've experienced in long-term partnerships that they haven't experienced in other relationships. Read along and brace yourselves for the ride, my friends.

They require vulnerability.


They take work.


You will both go through changes.


Transitioning out of the honeymoon phase can be difficult.


You're going to have to take care of them when they get sick.


There will be phases of stagnation.


You might be more prone to jealousy than you were before.


You'll eventually sync to your partner.


Your lives become intertwined.


There's a chance your timelines won't be the same.


The sex gets better with time.


Eventually, you'll poop in front of each other.


Great sex and pooping whenever you please? Long-term relationships sound like a dream if you ask me.

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