24 Tweets About Relationships That Are Freakishly Accurate

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24 Tweets About Relationships That Are Freakishly Accurate

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Whether you’re single, dating, or in a long-term relationship, you understand that romantic relationships have their ups and downs.

We all hope to find a person who laughs at our jokes, who can make us laugh in return. We want someone tall and thin and charming. We have high expectations, and are disappointed when reality doesn’t live up to our fantasy of the “perfect person.”

Compromise isn’t quite as sexy as perfection, but it’s real. Relationships are about finding a person whose good outweighs the bad. (Bonus points if that person is willing to give you massages on a regular basis.)

Luckily, the hilarious people of Twitter understand relationships all too well:

It all starts with a few dates, and assessing what they think of you:

And what you think of them:

And feeling a ridiculous amount of pressure to figure it out ASAP:

Which is tricky because sometimes you can miss the red flags:

After all, some flags are pretty obvious:

While others are less so:

Either way, all relationships have a common theme:

Okay, maybe two common themes:

And eventually maybe you’ll get engaged:

And once you get married, you learn to truly appreciate your partner:

Because that’s when the real adventure begins:

Lots of adventures, actually:

So. Many. Adventures.

And you become annoyed by the way your partner does just about anything:

In fact, you get to a point where you just have the same fights over and over again:

But with any luck, you’ll find a nice balance:

And find compromises on most things:

Hopefully you’ll figure out what works for both of you:

No matter how strange it might seem to other people:

And you find ways to keep the mystery alive:

You may even decide to start a family, which can make communication even more difficult:

The combination of kids and sleep deprivation can confuse you:

And will probably smother your sex life in piles of laundry:

But in time, you’ll compromise on all of that, too:

Relationships are about finding someone who will laugh at the ridiculousness of life with you. They’re about being with a person who makes you want to be the best version of yourself. And yeah, they’re also sometimes about wanting to smother them with your pillow when their snoring wakes you up for the tenth time.

That’s how relationships work: sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re bad, and sometimes they’re ugly. But if you’re lucky enough to find the right person, it’s all worth it.