The BF and I have been together for 3 years!
That wasn't the plan.
Let me explain. We met a few months after my 17 year marriage had ended. I was persuaded to go on a date with him. I was dubious. I didn't want to leap into another relationship (and neither, as it turned out, did he). But we went out, we had fun, we laughed a lot (something that had been missing in both of our lives for quite a while), and we carried on going out, having fun, and laughing. He met my boys and I met his daughter and his mum. We all got on. We started spending more time together and going on holidays......and so it went on.
And three years later, here we are!
What was supposed to be "just a bit of fun" has turned into "a relationship".
We both still have our own space. We spend more time apart than together. But it seems to work.
I have had so much fun in the last 3 years.....I think I might stick with him a while longer............;-)