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  • We all yearn for lasting relationships, the kind that will see us through many years, to forever. We long not just for acceptance and belonging, but for permanence and familiarity, too. And though some will argue that familiarity can be boring, couples who've been together for a long time know that it's the little things — the seemingly trivial things — that form the core of a happy relationship.

    If you're married or are in a long-term relationship, for sure you'll recognize moments you've shared with your partner in some of these highly relatable illustrations by 30-year-old Los Angeles-based artist Amanda Oleander.

    You end up using just one side of the bed

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    You see each other's most unglamorous side

    You both stay up late watching — and crying over — K-dramas

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    You watch his favorite sports with him, but you're just there for the food

    You're cold, he's hot, and there's no perfect aircon setting for compromise

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    He volunteers to wash the dishes, and you fall in love with him all over again

    He folds the laundry while you breastfeed the baby. THIS.IS.LOVE.

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    You're feeling down and he comforts you, even if he doesn't know why you're crying

    Your hair is all over his face, but he's not complaining

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    Finding him cute while he's snoring and drooling in his sleep — so you take a photo

    A surprise bouquet of flowers, just because

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    Dinner-to-go, because he knows you're too tired to cook

    Home-cooked meals and back hugs

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    Grocery shopping together and being silly

    Foot massages

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    Forehead kisses

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