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Have you ever been with your significant other, and you did something gross like pop a pimple on their face? You probably wondered if other people do that too. We are here to tell you that it is completely normal. An artist is sharing her illustrations that show the side of longterm relationships that no one talks about, but are so relatable. These pictures will have you saying, "Wow, that is so me and my partner."
A Hairy Blanket
When you have long hair and try to spoon with someone, it can be a bit tricky to figure out where to put all your hair. The big spoon always ends up with a face-full of hair.
Then they try to re-position, and your hair gets caught under their elbow. You cry out in pain because it feels like they are ripping your hair out. At some point, they just accept your hair covering their face.
Women Have Body Hair Too
At the beginning of a relationship, you shave every time before you see your boyfriend. At a certain point in the relationship, you stop caring and decide to let your hair grow.
At some point, you realize that women also have body hair, and if he really loves you, he won't care if you shave or not.
One of the best things about being in a relationship is the random hugs you get. Those surprise embraces are so comforting and special.
Surprise hugs make everything more fun. From cooking to doing the laundry, when you have someone to make the experience more exciting, it doesn't feel like a chore.
"I Promise It Won't Hurt"
When you see a pimple on your boyfriend's face, it is like hitting the jackpot. Usually, you have to argue with him to give you permission to start popping all his zits. Eventually, he surrenders and you can have all the fun you want.
Then, when you start popping, he gets upset because you are "hurting" him, but he doesn't realize that beauty is pain.
Exhausted But Happy
When you have a newborn at home, it can be kind of crazy. There are many feedings throughout the day, and the chores can pile up because you are both exhausted from waking up with the baby all night.
Finally, you get a chance to relax and your husband kindly takes care of the crazy laundry that his piled up. That is when you know you picked a good one.
When You Cuddle In The Summer
Cuddling is great until the other person's body heat makes you feel like your skin is melting off, but you refuse to move because it is comfortable.
It is even worse in the summer when it is already hot outside and then you have to deal with another person's body heat on top of your own.
"Come On, Just One More Round"
Get a boyfriend, they said, it will be fun they said. It is great until your boyfriend starts playing video games with his friends and you can't get him to take a break.
It gets to the point where you physically have to drag him to bed because "one more game" turns into three extra hours.
"Stop Picking Things On My Back"
When you are caressing his back and your finger finds a pimple. You smile at him as you start picking, and after a few seconds, he finally realizes what you are doing to him.
This situation can go one of two ways. He either will continue to let you pick at his blemishes, or he will pull away so you can't reach his back anymore.
"I Get By With A Little Help From My Man"
When you are pregnant, things start to get harder as you get further into your pregnancy. In the last few months, it is difficult even to see your own feet!
At some point, you have to ask your husband for help because everything is too much work for you.
Three's A Party
When you and your boyfriend have a dog, it doesn't matter how big or small it is; it is going to sleep on your bed. That usually means the dog takes up half the bed while you and your boyfriend squeeze together to give it space.
You probably don't care anyway because you love your dog, and you love cuddling with your boyfriend.
The Perfect Hug When You Need It
There is something so special when you need a hug, and the person you love is there for you. It is also amazing when they are just the right height so your head sits perfectly on their chest.
Did you know that hugging someone you love for twenty seconds a day can alleviate stress, lower your blood pressure, and improve your overall mood.
Getting Used To Their Morning Breath
There is not one person on the planet that wakes up with fresh smelling breath. When you live with your partner, there are some things you have to get used to, and that includes their smelly breath in the morning.
Eventually, you get used to it because you love them so much, so bad breath is not a big problem. The only time it is unbearable is when they ate garlic the night before.
When He Uses You As A Pillow
When you are having a lazy weekend cuddling on the couch, and your boyfriend decides to use you as a pillow. It is so lovely to be used like that.
It is the best feeling to be cuddled up on the couch and have nothing else to think about besides being cozy with your boo.
"The Dog Is Watching Us Again"
Having a dog is a great addition to your life, except when it comes to being intimate with your significant other. It feels weird to have an extra set of eyes on you during that romantic time.
After a few times, you learn that you have to lock the dog out of the room because it is too uncomfortable to have them stare at you.
"Stop Hogging All The Hot Water"
"Save water, shower together." It is a great thought in theory until your partner is the one standing under the hot water and you are left to freeze.
Unless you have one of those fancy showers where water sprays from all directions, someone is going to be left shivering half the time
When You Have A Big Mattress But Only Use A Third Of It
You could have a California king-sized bed, and you would still only use a small section of it. Sometimes you want your own space, but most of the time, you prefer to cuddle up on one side with your partner.
Although, if you had a smaller bed, you would complain that there wasn't enough space even though you still wouldn't be using the whole bed.
"Look It's The Big Dipper"
Are you looking for a fun date idea that is different from your normal routine? Grab some blankets and drive somewhere to look at the stars.
This is a unique and romantic way to spend time with your partner. Even if you aren't interested in looking at stars, it is a calm place to talk about random things and enjoy their company.
The Bathroom Is A Shared Space
When you have been with someone for more than a few years, there aren't many boundaries. You get used to each other, and things that once felt embarrassing are normal between you and your significant other.
That includes being in the bathroom at the same time no matter what you are doing. It may seem weird, but you care less the more comfortable you are with them.
When You Need To Capture How Funny He Looks When He Sleeps
When you fall asleep, make sure to hide all the camera phones so your boyfriend or girlfriend can't sneak a funny picture of you.
It is hard to fall asleep and look good at the same time. You might be snoring, drooling, or your face is smashed into a weird position. You can't help that you look funny.
He Is There For The Game, She Is There For The Snacks
"If he focuses enough on this game, I can have the snacks all to myself." When your boyfriend is really into sports, and you aren't, so you sit there eating and pretending to be interested in the game.
You have to make cheering noises to make it seem like you are paying attention, and at some point, you cheer for the wrong team. That is when your cover is blown, and you have to admit that you have no idea what is going on.
"Honey, Come Quick, I Found A Grey Hair"
Finding grey hair is scary because it makes you feel like you are getting old. When you are looking in the mirror, and you see one shining in the light, it can give you a mini heart attack.
During that scary moment, you call your partner into the bathroom to pull them out even though that makes them multiply.
Have you ever looked at your partner and felt like you were made for each other? You are so compatible that you fit together like puzzle pieces.
That feeling is so special because you know no one else will be able to make you feel the way they do.
"Brush My Hair And Tell Me I'm Pretty"
When you have a lot of hair, brushing it can be annoying and tedious. It is the best feeling when you have someone who offers to brush your hair for you.
You feel like a princess because only a royal would have someone just to brush their hair.
"You're A Sky Full Of Stars"
When you find a moment just to enjoy a special second together, it is even better if you are in a romantic setting like this.
Looking into their eyes makes you feel like the world around you has gone silent because you are so focused on them.
When You Finally See Him After A Long Day At Work
When your boyfriend has been at work all day, and you haven't seen them in eight long hours. When he finally comes home you have to jump on him because you missed him so much.
It is even harder when he goes away for a few days, but when he comes back it is so special to see him.
Careful Not To Burn Yourself
Cookies fresh out of the oven made by your boyfriend are even better than cookies you buy at a store.
It is fun to watch him find his way around the kitchen to make something just for you.
Making Him Read To You Outloud
Some couples do crosswords, others read books to each other before bed. These little things bond you together in a cute way.
Having someone read to you is so much better than reading yourself because it allows your mind to really imagine what is happening in the book.
The Second The Movie Starts, She Falls Asleep
No matter what time of day it is, you can put on a movie with your boyfriend and instantly fall asleep.
You don't know why it happens, but you instantly fall asleep the second you hear the opening credits. If you are lucky, you make it through the first 15 minutes
When you cook for your loved one and they find one of your hairs in their dish. "How did that get there??"
You can play it off and say that your hair adds more flavor or that it is your specialty.
Kisses That Make You Melt
When you get a passionate kiss from your boyfriend, it can make you feel like melting.
It just reminds you of how loved you are and how special your bond is.
Dancing For No Reason
When you start an impromptu dance party for no reason, those are the memories you will remember forever.
Also, can we just talk about the great board game selection on that shelf? We want that in our houses.
"Are You Sure You Need To Go To Work?"
"Babe, do you really need that job, can't you just stay home and hang out with me all day?" Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra day during the weekend?
You could get an extra day to hang out with your loved one and make even more memories.
That Is True Love
According to Charles Boyle (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), "Washing her hair is the ultimate form of intimacy." That might sound slightly strange, but it is nice when you have someone to wash your hair for you.
It looks like she found one of her old diaries and they are having an open book session. There must be some juicy gossip in there.
Cuddles By The Fire
On a cold winter night, there is nothing better than curling up by the fireplace with your partner. It is not only romantic but it warms you up as well.
Doesn't this make you want to light a fire and curl up in a blanket right now, or is that just us?
The Difference Between His and Her Sink
The difference between the man's side of the sink and a women's side of the sink is amazing. Women have a million different products and styling tools. Hair is usually everywhere also.
Men have about three products in the entire bathroom, and it almost looks like they do not even live there.
When He Can Read You Like A Book
At a certain point, your partner knows you better than anyone else. They know you so well they can "read you like a book."
Your significant other knows when you are mad, happy, sad, or any other emotion without you having to say a word.
Toes Or Claws?
No matter how often you clip your toenails, they always feel like sharp claws on your partner's legs.
At night it feels like there is a cat scratching their legs like a scratching pole, but it is just your feet.
Finding The Perfect Sleeping Positiong
It takes a lot of practice to find the perfect sleeping position with your boyfriend or girlfriend. You have to try out many different sleeping positions to find one that makes you both comfortable.
It takes so long because one person is always too hot or cold or they are too uncomfortable.
Off Into The Great Unknown
When you start dating someone and you go over to their place for the first time it is like walking into a different world.
Everyone has their own style and design. You have different habits and foods, and it can be a big adjustment.
In the first few months of a new relationship, you are in the "honeymoon stage." You are not afraid to make people uncomfortable in public with your PDA.
Although you are so in love, and they seem like the only person in the room, just remember there are people around you who might be slightly uncomfortable.
The Way Her Hair Smells
After being together for many years, the one thing that never gets old is the smell of the person you love.
Whether it is their shampoo or cologne, you know it when you smell it, and it instantly reminds you of them.
Forgot A Towel
When you get out of the shower and realize you forgot to bring a towel.
You are forced to call out to your boyfriend so they can come to your rescue with a warm towel.
"Want A Bite?"
When you are in a relationship, you never get food that is just for you. You are constantly having to share with your partner.
Depending on how much you love food, this could be a good or a bad thing. It is better when you are receiving the food rather than having to give it away.
Being in a long-distance relationship is one of the hardest things to overcome. You get visits where you spend a few days together and then the time comes for them to leave again.
It is so hard when you had such a good time, and then they have to leave. You try to cherish every last moment to get you through to the next visit.
A fun thing to do with your boyfriend is to enjoy your favorite foods together. Especially a good bagel on a Sunday morning.
The way they look at each other is how they look at their favorite bagels; it is with lots of love.
"Make A Wish!"
When you find an eyelash on someone's face, you have to put it on your finger for them to make a wish and blow it off. Don't go doing this to strangers though, they will not be ok with you touching their faces.
If you don't make a wish, you are wasting the possibility of having it come true. I am still waiting for the 30 puppies I wished for.
Drooling Over You
When you love someone so much they make you drool every time you see them.
It's that head in the clouds, drowning in love type of relationship that makes you excited to see them all the time.
At the end of the day when you sit down for dinner, it is great to have someone to talk to about your day.
You can share all the interesting office gossip, and your partner can tell you what their weird coworker did that day.
Before You Fall Asleep
There is that special moment at night when your partner falls asleep before you, and you can stare at how peaceful they are.
You look at them and remember how thankful you are to have them in your life. Eventually, you fall asleep smiling and thinking about them.
In October, a fun activity to do with your partner is to go pumpkin picking and bring them home to carve. While you are there, you can get a cute fall festivities picture with bae.
You might have to deal with all the gross insides of the pumpkin, but it is fun when you see who can carve the best pumpkin.
Touch My Soul
Someone once said, "When was the last time someone ran their fingers through the knots in your soul?" It is hard to find the right person who makes you smile from the inside out.
When you do find the person who makes you feel so deeply loved it is amazing.
Off On An Adventure
When you and bae try to be outdoorsy, but your feet start hurting 10 minutes into the hike you had planned.
Hopefully, you have someone who can carry you the rest of the way like this. Or just turn around and realize that you aren't outdoorsy.
Adventures At The Grocery Store
When you are dating the right person, any activity can be made fun, even going grocery shopping.
You can find little ways to make your days more exciting with someone who makes you laugh in any situation.
Moments Like This
When you look into each others eyes, you can get lost in the moment. You might be at a farmer's market with screaming children and dogs, but that doesn't stop you.
Did anyone else notice the sign that says, "buy 2 get 1?" That's a pretty bad deal if you ask us.
Despite what you might think, men can be very helpful when it comes to painting nails.
They might even be better than you when you need help painting your toes.
Sharing Your Favorite Shows
Being in a relationship means watching the same TV and movie series together. If one of you watches an episode without the other one, it is deserving of the silent treatment.
When you find a series you both like it gives you someone to annoy with questions they can't answer like, "Who is the killer?" "I don't know, let's watch and find out!"
When You Need A Hug After A Long Day
After having a bad day at work, or things just didn't go your way, it is a great feeling to have your special person to come home to at the end of the day.
One hug can make your day turn from bad to good. They know all the right things to say, and they remind you that it was just one day and tomorrow will be better.
As the Jonas Brothers once sang, "When you look me in the eye's and tell me that you love me, every thing's alright." The feeling of looking at the person you love and knowing everything will be ok as long as you are with them.
Why they are lying in a grassy field with bugs and itchy grass is another story we can't explain, but that's love, we guess.
Together But Seperate
Although they are not actively doing something together, you feel calm when your partner is even physically next to you.
Who else loved the book, "Where The Sidewalk Ends" as a child? They both have great taste in classic literature.
After being in a relationship for a while, things can some time's get boring. Unless, you have a partner who still keeps you on your toes with little surprises all the time.
It doesn't have to be anything significant. It could be a chocolate bar after dinner or rubbing your shoulders when you weren't expecting it; it's the little things that count.