Post # 47
I wouldn’t call it rocky, per se, but definitely not conventional or smooth sailing in terms of getting together. I met him through friends, was sort of interested but in a relationship and frankly I was too young for him, a couple of years later we flirted back and forth at a few parties, I started dating another idiot, who dumped me right before Christmas. Now-DH and I made out at that year’s New Year’s party, then he asked me out and I said no because of the recent breakup. Then a month later, we got it together and started dating, but we still lived an hour away from each other. So, like I said, not exactly rocky in terms of stuff going on between us, just circumstantial nonsense.
Post # 48
DH and I dated for two years in high school. We had a few bumps, but for the first year and a half or so, things were wonderful. Towards the end, though, I was battling serious depression, DH wasn’t doing well in school, my parents were moving across the country immediately after my graduation, I was going through physical rehab to regain the use of my leg after surgery (and wasn’t very mobile at all for a little while), we were both going into college, and there were a lot of changes all around. He broke up with me after our first semester of college, and it completely devastated me. We didn’t even really talk for two and a half years, and it took another two after that before I finally saw him again.
When we did finally see each other once more, it was while I was living halfway around the globe (but back in the US for a visit), and he was dating another girl. He broke up with her while I was there, but nothing happened between us. I went back to Japan and started casually dating a guy there, but DH and I started talking online CONSTANTLY. He told me he wanted to date me again… the day after I bought nonrefundable plane tickets to India over winter break with the guy in Japan.
So there were lots of bumps the second time around. There were other people, the planet in between us, and still a lot of pain from our breakup. We worked through all of it, though, and I’m so glad we did. We’re blissfully happy now. <3
Post # 49
Our relationship hasn’t been all that rocky but… As it turns out… I’m still with my one night stand 2 years after the fact.
We met at a university function during the first week of school and ended up walking home together because our roommates all ditched us (his 1 and my 3) and it turned out we lived in the same university owned apartment building. At the time I was kind of, of the opinion that he was hot and I hadn’t gotten laid in almost a year so why not. The next week we spent 3 nights together. The week after that, 5 nights. And by that third week I was practically living with him. That went on for nearly 4 months before I accidently called him my boyfriend in a conversation with a third party and decided I ought to talk to him about if we were actually a couple. (Yeah I was basically living with SO for 4 months and we hadn’t even discussed if we were dating. We just were. But at least we were happy.) Turns out he had been calling me his girlfriend for a good chunk of time prior to this conversation and couldn’t believe it took me so long to make us official. Two months later I realized I was in love with him and things have been amazing since. We like to debate but we didn’t even have our first fight until we had been together for over 2 years.