Every relationship is different, but in general, they seem to have the same underlying principles and qualities, right? Love each other, share affection, care about each other — pretty basic. I feel like my boyfriend and I are a fairly typical couple, but there are a few things we can't connect to in relationships. Like fighting and the gross things all loving couples do around each other without shame — we literally can not understand it.
I realize we are the minority in this. I have several friends who stare at me like I'm crazy when I say I've never farted in front of my partner. I don't think it's bad to do it; it's just a personal preference. I prefer to keep my gas to myself or find a bathroom where I can relieve myself without my boyfriend having to smell it. I've never used the bathroom in front of him and I probably never will. I don't even like peeing in front of my own kid.
I've been called a prude for this and I've also had people tell me that I must have self-confidence issues, but I don't think either of those things are the case. I'm not incredibly modest either. I'm just a girl who likes to keep bodily functions and things like tweezing the random face hairs that sprout up to myself. Luckily, I've found a guy who feels the same way, but we're not your typical couple. But for those close-knit couples, there are certain gross things they do in front of each other without shame. And I hope I can do at least one of these in front of my boyfriend some day.