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"Will you still love me when I've metamorphosed into a hideous winge insect?"
Tags:caterpillar, caterpillars, butterfly, butterflies, metamorphosed, metamorphosis, metamorphoses, change, changed, aging, age, growing old together, growing old, changing appearances, love, relationship, relationships, long term relationship, long term relationships, insecure, insecurity, insecurities
"Ooh look, this week they're having a buy one, get one on burial plots."
"Of course it's me! You were expecting maybe the Messiah?"
Tags:coming home, getting home, is that you, frustrated, frustration, frustrations, irritated, irritation, irritating, the messiah, messiah, jesus, couple, couples, marriages, husband and wife, husbands and wives, long term relationship, long term relationships, long-term relationships, greeting, greetings, sarcasm, sarcastic
"Perhaps you'd be able to sleep better if you pajamas weren't so loud."
Tags:couple, couples, relationship, relationships, long term relationship, long term relationships, marriage, marriages, married couple, married couples, old married couple, pyjamas, pajamas, bedtime, sleep, sleeping, bad sleeper, poor sleeper, can't sleep, sleep better, loud, loud clothes, noise, noisy, snarky comment, snarky comments
"Here's a letter to Dorothy Dix that describes my own case exactly. It's signed 'Desperate.'"
Tags:marriage, marriages, married couple, married couples, unhappy marriage, unhappy marriages, failing marriage, failing marriages, relationships, long term relationships, bad relationships, advice column, advice columns, agony aunt, agony aunts, newspaper, newspapers, reading the paper, news, desparate
"Do you ever wish our silences were still unfortable?"
Tags:long term relationship, long term relationships, ltr, couple, couples, relationship, relationships, uncomfortable silence, uncomfortable silences, silince, silent, silences, sitting in silence, sit in silence, tired relationship, lost the flame, no spark, settling, settle, settled, nothing to say
"Want to deal with some unresolved issues or just get another movie."
Tags:relationship issue, relationship issues, relationship problems, unresolved issue, unresolved issues, couple, couples, ignoring the issue, head in the sand, distraction, distractions, movie, movies, film, films, movie night, movie nights, film night, film nights, long term relationship, long term relationships
"Sweetheart, I don't want anyone to make you unhappy except me."
Man and a woman sit in a living room; a sign on the wall behind them reads "100% Recycled Conversation".
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, conversation, conversation, boring, dull, unexciting, stale, stagnant, stable, stability, romance, unromantic, lack of romance, lacking romance, lack of excitement, middle age, middle-age, middle aged, middle-aged, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, growing old, stages of a relationship, recycle, recycled, recycling, talk, talks, talking, ltr, ltrs, long term relationship, long term relationships, variety
"Of course you don't look anything like your reflection in the mirror."
Tags:reflection, reflections, mirror, mirrors, looking in the mirror, self conscious, self-consciousness, self-conscious, self consciousness, in denial, comfort, comforting, support, supporting, supportive, husband and wife, husbands and wives, white lie, white lies, sarcasm, sarcastic, couple, couples, long term relationship, long term relationships, long-term relationships, ageing, getting old
"and then THIS happened..."
Tags:couple, couples, relationship, relationship, long term relationship, long term relationships, comfort, comfortable, marriage, marriages, old married couple, old married couples, bedtime, bedtime reading, book, books, book lover, book lovers, laptop, laptops, tablet, tablets, smart tablet, smart tablets, technology, ebook, ebooks
"Over the long haul, it's been a long haul."
Tags:spouse, spouses, wife, wives, husband, husbands, partners, partner, significant other, significant others, couple, couples, relationship, relationships, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, long-term relationships, long term relationship, long term relationships, married life, marriage, marriages, domestic, domestic life, happy marriage, reflection, reflections, reminisce, reminiscing, anniversary, anniversaries, wedding anniversary, wedding anniversaries
"It was her dying wish."
Tags:ball and chain, marriages, tied down, husband and wife, husbands and wives, widower, widowers, prisoner, prisoners, gender issues, couple, couples, bad relationship, bad relationships, long term relationship, long term relationships, dying wish, dying wishes, last words, dying, end of life, punish, punishing, punishments, revenge, getting revenge
"We don't have an attic, so you'll have to keep me in the living room."
Tags:attic, attics, mad woman in the attic, jane eyre, bronte, charlotte bronte, marriage, marriages, married life, old married couple, mad woman, madwomen, mad woman, mad, dysfunctional relationship, dysfunctional relationships, keep, keeping, keeper, relationship, relationships, long term relationships, nineteenth-century novel, nineteenth-century novels, novel, novels, nineteenth-century, tropes, sexist tropes, sexist trope, gender stereotype
"We should never have committed binary fission!"
Tags:marriages, couple, couples, relationships, long-term relationships, long term relationships, spouse, spouses, husband, husbands, wife, wives, husband and wives, cohabit, co-habit, cohabitation, co-habitation, living togther, wedding, weddings, matrimony, amoeba, amoebas, asexual, amoeboid, cell, cells, organism, organisms, binary fission, cell division, dna replication, paramoecium, complain, complaining, argue, arguing, domestic, domesticity, domestic argument, gender issues, gender inequality, misogyny
"When did our relationship move from the bedroom to the kitchen."
"We never have any activities that make for cute anecdotes anymore."
Tags:couple, couples, relationship, relationships, long term relationship, long term relationships, marriage, marriages, married, married couple, married couples, dates, date, dating, fun activities, cute anecdotes, cute anecdote, anecdote, anecdotes, romance, romantic, lack of romance, unromantic, stale relationship, stale relationships, appearances, appearance
"Please, John, think of the plants."
"I'll say this for Richard - he's anatomically correct."
Tags:women talking about men, attractive, attractiveness, husband, husbands, husband and wife, husbands and wives, couple, couples, long term relationship, long term relationships, long-term relationships, complement, complements, complementing, anatomically correct, unattractive, unattractiveness, unfit, unfitness, disappointment, disappointing, disappointments
"You used to start off each day with a song."
Tags:bird, birds, songbird, songbirds, pet, pets, pet bird, pet birds, caged bird, caged birds, depression, depressed, depressive, depressives, mental health, mental health issue, mental health issues, mental health problems, mental health problem, mental health disorder, mental health disorders, couple, couples, sing, singing, singer, singers, morning, morning person, morning people, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationships, long-term relationships, hopeless, hopelessness, crushed hopes, broken dreams, captives, captive, captivity
"No, wait – thin crust."
Tags:castaway, castaways, shipwrecked, desert island, desert islands, trapped on a desert island, letter in a bottle, letters in bottles, sos, takeaway, takeaways, ordering takeaway, pizz, pizzas, takeaway pizza, takeaway pizzas, indecisive, indecisiveness, changing mind, change mind, relationship, relationships, long term relationships, common arguments, relatable
"God, you know what? You're sweet, but I just got out of a long thing."
Tags:relationship, relationships, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women, dating, date, dates, crush, breakup, breakups, broken up, dump, dumped, split up, rejection, rejected, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, excuse, excuses, long term relationship, long term relationships, baggage, rebound, rebounds
"If I ever say anything I haven't said already, let me know."
Tags:relationship, relationships, marriage, married couple, old married couple, old married couples, unhappy marriage, unhappy relationship, bicker, bickering, bore, boorish, boring, boring old man, boring old woman, monotonous, monotony, tedious conversation, boring conversation, repetitive, repetitive conversation, long term relationship, long term relationships, conversation, conversations, recycle, recycles, recycling, bore, bores, boring, couples therapy, therapy, therapist, therapists, original thought, stuck in a rut, rut, ruts
"He's clinging to territory that's still under his control."
"When we first started seeing each other, we would always use the same word for snow."
Tags:eskimos, snow, word for snow, words for snow, myth, myths, boas, franz boas, split, splits, split apart, splits apart, splitting apart, growing distance, growing distances, date, dates, dating, long term relationship, long term relationships, communicate, communicates, communicating, communication breakdown, communication breakdowns, distance, distances, distant, marriage, marriages, unhappy marriage, unhappy marriages, difference, differences