Just over a year I posted a slightly tongue in cheek blog on this topic, and it occurred to me today when I saw this couples quiz that it would be a nice follow up as well as a very fitting tribute to our continued commitment to each other!
Thanks to my lovely spoonie sister Erin for this, I immediately wanted to answer for myself and my life partner, RA.
Couples Survey 👫❤ Do the Survey I’m Curious!!!
What are your middle names? Emma and Autoimmune
How long have you been together? Nearly two years now
Who asked who out? Neither, I was ambushed!
Do you have any children together? Yes, Anger & Depression, but thankfully they’ve both moved out for now!
What about pets? Two, Pain & Fatigue, unfortunately both very disobedient and I’d love to get rid but RA won’t hear of it, says they belong together.
Did you go to the same school? No, RA definitely learned sneaky tricks somewhere else!
Who is the most sensitive? Me! Even when I really rant RA promises to never leave me.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?Not so much where as when, RA won’t do evenings so tends to be a compromise lunch!
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Cyprus, and RA bitched all the way there and back, seats weren’t comfy enough, plane was too noisy, food was dreadful. Unfortunately RA is a constant nag.
Who has the worse temper? Definitely RA! Flares up at a moments notice and sulks for days after, it’s very annoying
Who does the cooking? Neither of us, RA put a stop to that, it’s a rarity now.
Who is more social? Me, RA is crap at spending time with others, grumbles all the time I’m talking.
Who is the neat freak? Me, RA couldn’t care less
Who is the most stubborn? Close call, some days I give in for a quiet life!
Who hogs the bed? Me, RA prefers the sofa and sleepless nights, but we’re working on that together
Who wakes up earlier?RA for sure, always alive and kicking when I wake up!
Where was your first date? We met at work in Newport, RA came home, spent the night, had a total flare up the next morning and hasn’t left me since, very committed to me.
Who has the bigger family? Me, because of RA. RA unfortunately sees a lot of other people as well as me, but that’s been good because we can get together and vent about what a pain in the arse this relationship is.
Do you get flowers often? No, but RA gives so much in other ways
How long did it take to get serious? About three months, then I gave up work to spend more time with RA
Who eats more? We don’t have a brilliant appetite, but since meeting RA Nausea has become a close friend
Who does the laundry? We share this task, it’s painful!
Who’s better with the computer? Me, me, me!
Who drives when you are together? Me, with RA constantly grumbling in the background or prodding to remind me he’s there, it’s very annoying and makes long journeys impossible
Who picks where you go to dinner? RA. So we stay at home
Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong? Neither of us, I’ll never back down, but RA won’t either, it’s our biggest problem
Who wears the pants in the relationship?Too close to call!
Who has more tattoos? Me, I have three but one is of course to remind me of RA
Who eats more sweets? I’m definitely blaming RA here, I didn’t really have a sweet tooth before we got together!
Who cries more? Me. Definitely me.
As always my thoughts aren’t to be taken as medical advice, and should today be taken with a large pinch of salt!