Week 6 has arrived and this means I am halfway through the series. I am taking part in Callie's 'Derek and me' series which you can check out here.
Week 6 - How has your relationship changed over time.
Our relationship has changed quite a fair bit. Okay we haven't reached the big milestones of change like living together, marriage or becoming parents. However, it has changed in small ways and the decisions we have made. Simon and I decided quite early on that we wanted to live together but wanted to be in the position to buy not rent. We started saving for a property from about 6 months into our relationship which I think is quite a dedicated commitment. We have to be money savvy and cautious of how we spend our earnings.
Also, 9 months into our relationship Simon's Dad decided to leave the family and this had serious emotional set backs. I had to be there for Simon and his family in a way I had never been there before. It was all about them and being there for them. It took quite a toll on us all but it didn't break us and we came out a lot stronger because of it. Even though it all resolved towards the end of last year and Simons parents are back together there is definitely a shift in the family dynamic. This we had to get used to. We have both started new jobs during the course of our relationship which changed our hours and has limited our days off together. We have to be imaginative with how we spend our time and more present in each others lives.
Our relationship has also changed in remarkable ways. I trust and love Simon more the longer we are together. I understand that relationships are work, but it really is the best kind of work!
Mostly we're just they're for each other more each day. Simon's birthday - September 2012.