A decade is a long time…

This is where most people wpuld insert a photo of themselves with their significant other... but I'm pretty sure Jan wouldn't like that, so here's a heart instead.
This is where most people would insert a photo of themselves with their significant other… but I’m pretty sure Jan wouldn’t like that, so here’s a heart instead.

So, the boyfriend and I have been together ten years today!! If we’d been married for that many years, we’d be celebrating our tin anniversary (you’d think the first round anniversary would be something a bit more exciting than tin!). I’m pretty sure one of us deserves a medal for managing to stay in a relationship for this long… although I’m not entirely sure which of us πŸ˜‰

Jan has a paper due first thing tomorrow, and it’s an important one because the conference it’s for actually bears some relation to his dissertation (unusual… most of the time he’s forced to work on the projects that actually bring in the money at the expense of his own work), so we won’t really be celebrating. He did say this morning that he doesn’t think he’ll have enough time to finish it – which really sucks – but I suspect he will try anyway. Also, I woke up this morning with what feels like the beginnings of a cold, so I’ll probably end up in bed with my water bottle and a pile of tissues by 9 pm! Jan is planning on working on his paper from home though, so we should at least be able to eat together.

Ten years! Double figures! Who ever could have guessed that something as a year abroad romance could have lasted this long? I certainly didn’t expect this. But I’m glad we are still together.


48 thoughts on “A decade is a long time…

    1. I probably won’t get anything – he’s been working non-stop since we got back from holiday! It’s not a wedding anniversary though, so just him actually making it home from work before 11 pm will be enough for me!

  1. Congrats on being together for 10years! That’s a really long time! And I can’t believe it’s tin! They need to redefine what you get! I suppose he could always get you a tin of chicken soup for your cold? I hope you feel better soon so you can do something to celebrate!

    1. LOL, tin of chicken soup sounds like a great idea πŸ˜€ Unfortunately you can’t get cream of chicken soup in Germany, but I might make him bring a different flavour home with him tonight πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

      1. You can get chicken noodle type soups (which I don’t buy because I don’t like sweetcorn and they always have that in!), but no cream of chicken. They don’t really seem to do many creamed soups at all… most soups are more stock based (like clear oxtail soup, chicken noddle, beef noodle… stuff like that).

  2. Wow that is super crazy – congratulations! My longest relationship was like 2 years, maybe 2 and a half? 10 is a huge achievement! Oh and feel better.

  3. Wow! 10 years is a great accomplishment. You should really try to do a little something to celebrate, even if it’s next week. Hope you’re feeling better and thanks for linking up!

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