Monday, February 4, 2013

On six years

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On Friday night Brendan and I celebrated our six year anniversary, I kept thinking that it didn't feel like six years but when I look back we were just babes when we started going out at 19. It was really nice to go out for dinner and realise how far we had come and all the things we still have to come.

Your early twenties is such a hard time - your growing up, figuring out who you are and where you want to go in this life. Sometimes it can be hard enough doing that by yourself but even harder when you have to take into account someone else. We have grown so much and we have grown together, which has been trying at times but at the end of the day it has made our relationship exactly how it is and that relationship is pretty darn good. 

I read something on facebook the other day that the only time you can change a person is when they are in diapers and I couldn't help but nod my head in agreement - it is the biggest thing I have learnt over the last six years. Being together isn't about changing one another - (even though it drives me insane when the clothes are scattered around the clothes basket but seem to magically never make it into the basket) its about accepting the person as they are and loving them for being that exact person, for realising people make mistakes and no one is perfect. 

I feel pretty lucky to have someone who loves me warts and all (trust me there are lots of warts...metaphorical warts....) and I really cant wait for the next six year (or hopefully sixty).

Ps Claire wrote a fantastically honest post on relationships last week - check it out here.

32 comments:

  1. Congratulations on six years Megan! What an achievement. I was married when I was 22 so I totally understand what you're talking about. Here's to many more years of happiness, love and growth for you both xoxox

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  2. Happy 6 years guys! I love hearing of great love stories like this! Makes me smile! Here's to many more years of love and happiness - wishing all the best for you guys - hope you grow old together xx

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  3. Congrats on 6 years! Such a lovely post, and I totally agree with everything you said. Finding the person who you can love/who loves you warts and all is amazing :)

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  4. Bahaha, I was like "OMG she just admitted she had warts!" But then I kept reading and I laughed so hard at myself. This was a sweet post and congrats to the both of you for hitting 6 years. I wish you two the best!

    B <3

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  5. Congratulations for you two! This was so lovely, I met my boyfriend when we were 18, we are almost 22 now and we've been together since we were 19 just like you. And I can totally relate to the growing up part, it can be tough sometimes, but it's totally worth it. In these three years we've grown up a lot with each other.
    It really is all about acceptance and loving the other person and keeping always in mind that no one is perfect and we all make mistakes, just like you wrote! xxx

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  6. Congratulations to you both Megan. I wish you both many years to come, past 60, until you start using a walking stick ;)

    I met my boyfriend when i was 17 but refused to date him until i was 23. He was patient to wait all those years so i guess i should try and be nicer lol

    xo Stephanie

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  7. Lovely post, congratulations on six years together! This year will be 5 for my boyfriend and I, and we're still as loved up as we used to be, if not more so!

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  8. Congrats on 6 years. I will be married 14 years come July :)

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  9. You're so sweet for linking to that post. :) I have LOVED reading everyone's comments on that post--so liberating to talk openly about the ups and downs of relationships! Congrats on celebrating 6 years with Brendan--what a long time! I'm wishing you many many more. xoxoxo

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  10. Congratulations! I can't wait to that time when were looking back after 6 years! I can only imagine the differences between now and then!

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  11. This is such a great post! I know that I was no where near ready to be in a relationship when I was 19! So I so admire that you were mature enough to handle it!

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  12. Congratulations! So much happiness on your behalf :) M and I are about to celebrate 4 years, which still feels like an incredibly long time to me. I was 20 when we started dating, so even though he was 24, I can relate a little to this post. We have both definitely changed over the years, but somehow we've managed to make it work and I'm so happy we have. I hope you have another 60 years of happiness together :)

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  13. Happy Six Years to you and Brendan!!! I can't imagine being with the person I was at 19... because you're right, you're learning so much. It just shows you and Brendan are meant to be <3

    ps I read your comment on Claire's post (you're right, such a good one!) and your comment was my favorite. It was honest and sweet. It was perfect.

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  14. Glad I have stumbled across your blog :) My boyfriend and I just celebrated our eight year anniversary and I couldn't help but giggle about your comment about the clothes basket. Exactly the same here! I absolutely agree with you about learning to accept the one you love for what they are and not trying to change them. That's something I've had to taken on board too and it's not easy, but everything is great now. Happy anniversary to you! Looking forward to following your blog xx

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  15. Congratulations! You guys are super cute.

    x Jasmine

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