10 Years and Counting

It’s strange because David and I have been together now for 10 years, but it doesn’t seem that long, while at the same time seems like he has always been part of my life.We first met a couple of months shy his 21st birthday… and as the legend goes, the day we met was the day we moved in together (I know, very Dharma and Greg of us).

Moving in was an easy decision and one I have never regretted, I got very lucky that day, hey I mean in finding him, not in the way you are thinking.

Over the past 10 years we’ve lived in five houses, in two states.

We’ve only been on a real holiday twice (once to Qld and once to Vic).

I’ve worked for three companies, David has worked for two.

We are very similar, but different enough, we’ve worked in the same type of industries, Banking then Telco and are each others best help desk when issues arise. Of late David has been more mine.

I’m lucky that I found a guy who gets me, or when he doesn’t get me, understands that I’m just a little crazy and goes with the flow. He listens (kind of, or pretends to) when I jibber on and on about everything and nothing. He’s there for me when I’m sad about the state of the world or feeling down.

A loving, supporting boyfriend, I couldn’t ask for more.

In 10 years we’ve had, as I recall, two major arguments. Funny thing is, both have been about moving to Melbourne… I didn’t want to go the first two times David brought it up. It’s a decision that came easy when I was made redundant from Murdoch Magazines (when they were sold) and it’s a decision that I don’t think I’ll ever regret.

In the past 10 years so much has happened and there is no way I could do justice in a single blog post. Just know that I’m happier than I have ever been and can’t wait until the Victorian Government makes Victoria the second state in Australia (following Tasmania) to recognise same-sex relationships and puts them on equal par with those of heterosexuals. A change that may be in place by the end of the year.

Of course it would be great if we could back-date our listing on the commitment registrar as we will be starting from 1 all over again, but hey spose it gives us another thing to celebrate :P

Thank you David for the past 10 years… here’s to 10 times more.


  1. Awww thanks y’all shan’t be long til those laws change, we can actually register now on the City of Melbourne’s register, but it doesn’t confer any real legal status. The Victorian one should give us full (state) rights… just have to get the heads out of the butts of the Federal polies and make it Australian wide.

  2. Congratulations – Long Service Leave has been acheived.

    Seriously, well done. Some will say 10 years is a long time and it’s hard to mainatin a good relationship over that time but if you are with the right person, it’s easy. Catch you both soon.


  3. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Guys!
    I know I’m late leaving my best wishes to you hear, but at least I phoned on the day, nice and early too :)

    May you both enjoy much happiness together :)

  4. congratulations, you two!

    10 years… wow. that’s a lifetime, even for straight relationships. ought to be your platinum anniversary.

    them’s pretty sturdy pair of shoes, tyroga. ;)

    here’s to another ten, hey?

  5. I was pretty happy to be talking to you guys too! As your Seattle Correspondant friend – lol

    Oh, you should shortly be receiving your card, I did send it, I promise. There’s also a little something special on its way too, in another package… and it’s not me, even though I’m special too.

    Cheerio :)

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