It's funny how CH and I were at the same mall at the same time yesterday afternoon but we didn't even know it until we got home. Alas, we could have gone for a cup of coffee together!
You see, while we've been together for the last 4 years, we lead rather separate lives. For a start, we don't live under the same roof. We meet once or twice a week and go on occasional vacations together. We don't chat on the phone but thanks to modern technology, we stay in touch via email and say our goodnights via SMS before hitting the sack every night.
The best part is, we don't mind it at all since we're not the sort who demand a lot of attention from each other. We don't get into each other's way and we have nothing to fight about. When we see each other again, it is like going on a first date. Ok, I'm exaggerating here but you get the point?
Maybe it is because of our age (hence, maturity), we're happy to conduct our daily lives separately knowing we're in a secure relationship. He knows that I have lots of things to attend to daily. I appreciate he needs the space to pursue his own interests as well. This kind of mutual understanding is important in a relationship like ours.
When I'm out walking Rusty in my estate, I imagine he could be walking Bobby at the same time, albeit in a different neighbourhood. Sometimes I do feel a tinge of envy when I see couples walking their dogs together but who knows if Rusty and Bobby can get along as well as CH and I right?
And who knows what CH's up to when I'm sound asleep in bed? Just the other night, I caught him shooting naked creatures in the dark, wearing nothing but a cape!