Our relationship has evolved and matured over the years. We're even able to communicate without saying a word to each other. For example, if I'm on the couch watching a football game and a pumpkin lands on my head, I know that Malathi needs help in the kitchen.
All relationships change over time, and it's important to adapt to the changes. Just look at what I've adapted to from “then” to “now.”
Then: Leaves romantic “I need you like I need food and water” note on the dining table.
Now: Leaves 6)frantic “I need you to buy some food and water” note on the dining table.
Then: Offers to make tea in the evening.
Now: Shouts “Where's my tea?” while checking Facebook.
Then: Gives compliments such as “You're so sweet! 7)Take a bow.”
Now: Gives advice such as “You're so sweaty! Take a bath.”
Then: Finishes my sentences without thinking.
Now: Finishes my sandwiches without thinking.
Actually, the last one isn't completely true. She still occasionally finishes my sentences. Just the other day, I said, “How many pairs of shoes...” and she said, “would my husband like to 8)dodge on a Sunday afternoon?”
That's a special code, of course.
She means the world to me, too.