Everything about you changes when you’re part of a couple and sometimes those changes are weird, wonderful, and awkward. When you were single, you could do what you wanted to, say anything, and you were encouraged to put yourself first, always.
Once you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s no longer just about you and you have to take what the other person wants, needs, and thinks into consideration. I can only think that if you’re in a polyamorous relationship it gets even more complicated.
We all know that change is good, but sometimes it just sucks and you must put all your energy into being OK with the fact that you no longer have a whole closet to yourself or that you have to share the bathroom. You need to be OK with showing your true self to another person.
You don’t want to be a jerk, but some of the things your partner does annoy you, although you’re fairly certain that nothing you do is annoying or irritating at all. There’s a period of transition when you go from dating to a serious relationship, and then when you go from in a relationship status to moving in together.
The good news is that over time, you get comfortable with each other. You still might be annoyed but you learn to live with it or look at it as something lovable about your partner.
You get into a groove with your significant other and it can feel as if you’re almost one person. You share with each other — not just your secrets and your success, but you share the behind-closed-doors stuff that even your best friends don't know about.
You become comfortable enough to share your flaws, idiosyncrasies, quirks and any other weird habits and behaviors with them.
But what’s really strange is that these things don’t seem out of the ordinary to your partner and some of them you create together. Here are some of the things awkward couples do when in a relationship, according to your zodiac sign.
Aries, you get so competitive with your partner that nothing registers except playing the game. If one of you should get injured, after making sure the person gets the care they need, you'll declare yourself the winner by default no matter who was winning when the injury occurred. You're not going soft on anyone just because you love them.
You insist on hearing every single detail about your partner's ex and then when they tell you, you get so jealous that you can barely hold it together. Just because you wanted to know doesn't mean that you're not resentful and entitled to a good cry, Taurus.
The two of you have your own secret language and when you're out with a crowd, you'll say something to your partner that confuses everybody else but him. You even have dorky nicknames for each other which just ensures that you're one of those kinds of couples, Gemini.
Once Cancer has got their relationship locked down, there's nothing they won't tell their partner. You'll tell them how you're feeling in excruciating detail, your past hurts, future concerns, and even share your guilty pleasures, anything wrong you've ever done, and your secret fantasies.
You don't even blink an eye when your partner comes home to find you in your underwear singing at the top of your lungs to an old song or posing in the mirror like you're some kind of porn star. This is the real you, Leo.
You and your partner will be holding hands and gazing into each other's eye when you'll point out to your boyfriend that he has a blemish on his nose, ruining the romantic moment forever. Virgo, you'll still feel justified in doing what you did... he needed to know.
You and your significant other love to talk endlessly about your pets — the cute things they do, the weird things they do, and everything else. Libra, you don't care if other people think you're a crazy cat couple; you think it shows what amazing parents you'd make.
Scorpio, you have this extra sense that when you bump into one of your significant other's old friends from way back, you can tell by the way they interact that they've had sex. Then when your partner never confirms or denies this theory of yours, you get increasingly upset.
Sagittarius, you and your partner share the same of humor, laugh at the same things, and even have inside jokes. Sometimes, it doesn't even matter if they're in on the joke — like if they trip and fall on the sidewalk and they're not in the mood to be mocked, you'll laugh at them anyway.
Capricorn loves to talk with their partner about things that most people would find dull, like personal finances, retirement plans and investing. Not only do you not find it boring, it turns you on.
Your ideas on privacy are somewhat skewered, Aquarius. You have no problem walking in on your partner when they're going to the bathroom, or leaving the door open and carrying on a conversation when you're on the toilet.
You're extremely comfortable with your partner, Pisces. So much so that if you don't want to change out of your pajamas or wash your hair, you're confident that they'll still think you're hot.