Two Years

For this month’s Couple Tested; Editor-Approved, we decided to change it up a little. It is our 2nd year anniversary after all.

Our story is pretty complicated, but which love story isn’t? Right? We’ve been together for more than 2 years but made it exclusive June 2014.

This year, we decided to celebrate it by being super cliché.

A candlelit dinner overlooking the Kuala Lumpur skyline, sipping our strawberry and basil infused water to wash down the food we can’t afford. It felt nice.

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Our relationship journey has been a roller coaster. Yet it’s a roller coaster I don’t want to get out of. Ever.

Obviously, we’ve had our ups and downs. Honestly, the only way I got through this was to listen to me and only me. Listening to other people’s advise on your relationship is the worst thing you can do because no one else is in your relationship but you and your significant other.

People wouldn’t understand the problems you’re going through no matter how much they say they understand. Just trust your gut. Trust whatever your instincts tells you.

Another thing I learnt from our long-term relationship is tolerance. Not everything is gonna go your way and when you get yourself into one, there’s no such thing as push and pull.

Sometimes you give that much but your partner won’t give you the same or more in return and that’s okay.

It’s okay if you don’t get any gifts or great gesture in return because you don’t expect them to. Every little thing you do for them is because you love them.

I finally know what it feels like to be dating my best friend and partner in crime. There’s more to our relationship than just loving each other.

We share secrets, fears, dreams, nightmares – everything. I’ve had so many firsts with him. First trip to the beach at 3AM, first gig at a club, first anxiety attack, first accident. So, here’s to many more years and many more firsts.

Happy 2 years, sayang. I love you.

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