Don’t worry: we’ve all been there. We’re hot with discomfort and right in front of our other half. We’ve all had those moments in our relationships that we’d just sooner forget. To put it lightly, they’re totally embarrassing, and now maybe great stories you can look back on and laugh—if you’re lucky, or just really in love.
Here are 10 doozies that definitely happen during most couples’ dating years.
1. A Family Member Said Something Totally in Poor Taste
You’re in mixed company, and the next thing you know, everyone’s jaw is on the floor. What do you say; what can you do? Diffuse the situation by changing topics calmly and without confrontation—sometimes things just need to be put to rest without acknowledgement.
2. Your Body Betrays You
A trickle down your leg or a giant snot bubble when you laugh—forbid another bodily function, it’s awful. Of course we’ve all experienced it with our partners. Remember though the very first time it happened? When you were just together and it was actually so awful? Is it funny now? We hope so.
3. You Act Like An Idiot
You messed up, and you know it. Recovery from those mishaps can be rough—lack of communication, pride and the like can allow us to let feelings stay hurt. Make sure to tell your partner how you feel and why you do; it’s key to a healthy, happy relationship in the long run.
4. You Do Dorky Things Couples Do
No one wants to be that couple, but at some point in every relationship, there you are. From inadvertently matching, to awkwardly admitting you have a secret handshake by accidentally doing it in public. It happens, and yeah, it’s weird.
5. You Get Sick—Really Sick
It isn’t until we’re literally bed-ridden with very gross, unthankful embodiments of illness that our partner really knows they can put up with us for the long haul. Even at our very worst, the best partners are by our side no matter how icky we may be.
6. You Say Something Is Absolutely True—And It’s Not
Those times that we swear we know a state capital is what we believe it to be or that someone was born or an event took place in a certain year—we’re so sure we’re right… and then we’re wrong, sometimes very much so. It’s cringe-worthy for sure.
7. You Get Caught Doing Something Sneaky
Maybe you were eating cold mashed potatoes straight from the refrigerator—after all, everyone has their own favorite midnight snack, right? Even if your partner pokes a little fun, don’t get overly defensive; just remember they love you, even when you do something a little strange.
8. A Present Backfires
It seemed like such a good idea, didn’t it? Something that was totally in-style when it was gifted, and was great for a while, but after a little time, it finds its way to the back of the closet. When we pick from trends in the moment, many times we end up with something that has a short shelf life.
9. Your Friend Is A Jerk
Everyone has one of those friends; they’ll say whatever comes into their mind without considering people they might hurt. Those friends are fine when you hang out with the guys or have a ladies’ night, but leave them out of the back-yard BBQs or other functions that you take part in together.
10. You Say Something Really Wrong
It’s terrible to get tongue-tied. Sometimes the things we say, we just can’t get them out right or the thought flies away. When that happens, we get frustrated and clam up, or just can’t continue. Take a breather and collect yourself: you’ve got this.
The best thing to do overall, many times, is just laugh it all off. Life happens, and if we take it too seriously, we’ll miss a lot of the spontaneity that can exist as a spark in relationship. If your partner loves you for exactly who you are, you’re a lucky one!