If you've been with your partner for awhile, you probably have some, let's say, quirkier habits that the two of you share that other people might not fully understand (even if they, too have those weird relationship habits with their own partner). As couples get more and more comfortable being around one another, it's normal for your typical polite reservedness to start to dissipate a bit and for some stranger — but more real — behaviors to take its place. And if you have these weird relationship habits, you're with the right person.
Not all couples act exactly the same way, however, so if your weird relationship habits are slightly different than your best friend and their partner's or your sibling and their partner's, that doesn't necessarily mean something's wrong or that your weird habits are somehow the wrong weird habits to have. If your habits are similar, you can probably draw some similar conclusions. That being said, many couples tend not to share their strangest, weirdest, grossest habits with other people, instead opting to keep them between each other.
"Many couples — especially ones that have been together for a long time — tend to have weird relationship habits that are perfectly normal," Emily Mendez, M.S. EdS, a mental health writer and expert in psychology and addictions, tells Romper by email. Speaking to each other in strange voices or inventing your own language isn't actually weird or somehow problematic. It's normal and might mean that you and your partner are just meant to be together.