I knew that when DF and I moved in together our relationship would change. Slightly and in small ways but still change. I didn't realize it would also be subtle.
Really there have been no major changes. Ok. Well there is getting a dog and getting engaged. Those are two pretty big changes, but they were also ones I was expecting. So I'm not counting them.
I was thinking of the things you don't think about. The things other couples don't tell you about because they're so used to them now. And it's the little stuff that doesn't always get brought up in conversation.
So far I've really only noticed one. We don't say I love you as often as we used to. (I'm sure you just threw up all over your keyboard. I know. Before I met DF, that's the response I would have had. Send me the bill to have it cleaned, and we'll call it even.) There's still a kiss every night before we go to sleep - unless I'm just completely asleep. And a kiss in the morning before we leave for work.
The feelings are still there. I mean the man just gave me something small and shiny that goes on my ring finger on my left hand. But the words don't get spoken as often. I find that interesting. Realizing this has reminded me that I need to be careful about taking the little things for granted.
Now if only I could get him to pick up the plethora of cups he leaves around the house.