20 Tumblr Posts That Explain What Being In A Relationship Is Really Like

Being in a long-term relationship is, generally, very different from what the Internet and media makes it seem like. If you pay any attention to #RelationshipGoals, social media posts about relationships, the way TV shows and movies interpret relationships, and even the way your friends talk about them, you would assume that a long-term partnership is always magical, understanding, fun, sexy, and passionate. And, sure, long-term relationships can (and should) be all of those things… from time to time. But once you’ve been dating someone for a while, and you’ve both gotten comfortable and happy, things aren’t always romance and sunshine. Things can get, uh, weird. And of course, no one understands that more than Tumblr users.

I mean, don’t get me wrong – relationships that have lasted for a while have tons of good things about them. But they also have another side that isn’t always depicted because it isn’t as aesthetically pleasing to look at or as magical to think about. That side includes inside jokes that don’t make any sense, stupid fights that sound insane to anyone else, ridiculous text messages, and just… well, you can see for yourself with these Tumblr posts that explain what relationships are really like. Disagree? Tell us why in the comments!

1. You guys fight, but then you make up very easily:

http://onlytwitterpics.tumblr.com/post/157623503248


 

2. Sometimes you… might look at their phone. What? It’s NOTHING.

http://reshipped.net/post/156683930990


(But seriously this is a terrible behavior and you should stop.)
 

3. Sometimes you try to be sexy but then it turns into a joke.

http://thecommonchick.com/post/156684432113/paprika-talk-dirty-to-me


 

4. You develop your own language:

http://celfi.tumblr.com/post/156684795432/serenefreakgeek-n-e-p-haizcraze


 

5. You stop caring about how you might come off in front of them and just totally act like yourself:

http://bitchycode.tumblr.com/post/156616946658


 

6. Sometimes you get in the mood to argue. WHAT IT’s FINE

http://georgewarshington.tumblr.com/post/156641473815


 

7. But also sometimes you just want to be with them because you love them.

http://virgogirl.tumblr.com/post/156405681547/moonlightangel-the-idea-of-coming-home-to-the


 

8. You guys stop doing sweet romantic gestures and start getting real.

http://georgewarshington.tumblr.com/post/155417382570/zol-a-id-block-his-number


 

9. But at the same time you really love to hear each other talk about inane things:

http://georgewarshington.tumblr.com/post/157284856015


 

10. Your text messages are more silly than passionate:

http://weather.tumblr.com/post/157198068778


 

11. You know that, realistically, your anger won’t last too long.

http://ashleys.co/post/157199470752


 

12. You still smile when you see each other:

http://thecommonchick.com/post/157199286188/zooviette-when-you-and-bae-in-the-same-class


 

13. Like I said, your texts are, uh, less than sexy:

http://hilarioushumorfromouterspace.tumblr.com/post/156995271847


 

14. You prepare for arguments:

http://parvxo.tumblr.com/post/157408625190


 

15. You can go from fighting to flirting pretty quickly:

http://ugly.life/post/157317579631


 

16. Cuddling is great but also, like, hard:

http://arandomthot.tumblr.com/post/157463531526/best-to-just-bring-your-own-blankets


 

17. But at the end of the day, you’re always willing to help each other out:

https://spaghettiettietti.tumblr.com/post/156060374703


 

18. You share food always, no questions asked:

https://meme-theft.tumblr.com/post/157209807451


 

19. You’re honest with each other about your needs:

http://trinitycarlton-blog.tumblr.com/post/154765613935/funnymemesnpics-follow-us-for-funny-memes-pics


 

20. Your partner is this person for you, though, and always will be:

http://teenscoolest.com/post/157084640929/owlmylove-everyone-deserves-to-know-someone-who


 

Which one of these posts is your favorite? What do you think relationships are really like? Share in the comments!

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