|Yup. Twelve years with this dude.|
We look like such a typical couple. It feels like the complete opposite of typical. Wearing a ring has been prompting all sorts of life-history questions, from coworkers, strangers, etc. It's weird having so much attention suddenly brought to the relationship when Phil has been such a bedrock of my life for such a long time. How do I explain twelve years of emotions? Twelve years of hard work? (And it is work, don't lie to yourself. But it's work with great rewards.) Boyfriend never seemed to carry sufficient weight whenever I explained our relation. Fiance doesn't either, to be honest. How about The person who energizes my soul and challenges my brain and strains my patience to the absolute breaking point but always makes up for it by being generally awesome. Too dramatic? Nah.