In the beginning stages of a relationship there are things we do to be accommodating or because we don’t want to be embarrassed. Why we are constantly embarrassed by certain bodily functions, even though we all have them, has always been a mystery to me. Burping, farting, the bathroom, snoring, drooling, these are all things that we all do. We all have our own little quirks and idiosyncrasies that each person in the relationship will have to deal with.
Bedtime… that precious time where our body goes through a repair and detox process. This is also a time where, when in a new relationship, we have to figure out how to sleep in the same bed with someone else. We no longer have the bed to ourselves. We can no longer spread out, taking up the entire bed – or can we? We all have our favorite side on the bed. When a relationship is new, do you keep your side or do you try to be generous and allow your partner to sleep on “your side”? How long into the relationship do you stop being accommodating like giving up your side on the bed, lying in an utter poor circulatory state just not to wake the beauty next to you? Being absolutely pissed because every morning your face is planted in a dry puddle of saliva? How long do you want to wait to let one rip or suffer through the night trying to retain the gas? Let’s face it; many of us take a sigh of relief when we part ways to go back to the comfort of the place we reign over King or Queen – our own homes.
Obviously, I’m not advocating telling all of your ugly habits on the first few dates, but when you decide to pursue a relationship – modesty must take a backseat going forward, except for taking a dump. The closer we get in our relationships, the more open we are with each other. The first time you burp or fart is embarrassing. After a while, in the relationship, you’ll be using the bathroom in front of your partner.
Do you work hard to maintain a flawless persona or let it be known very early into the relationship? Comment below on how you would approach this situation.
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