Life is just better when you're able to share it with someone you love.

A lot of the depictions of relationships we see in movies and on TV aren't exactly super realistic. You're SO probably isn't holding a boombox above their head to win you over or flying across the country to meet you at the top of the Empire State Building, or offering to bring you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils. But just because those grand romantic gestures aren't everyday occurrences doesn't mean that your love isn't the stuff of fairytales!

In real life, relationships are usually far more mundane than fiction leads us to believe. But there's something very comforting and even magical about that!

No one captures that everyday love better than Catana Chetwynd, the artist behind Catana Comics. She makes comics about her relationship with her boyfriend John that are equal parts silly, adorable, and yes, a little mushy. There's also a newly released book featuring many of her comics! Be sure to check it out if you like what you see here.

Rocking out.

When you're out in public, you and your SO may try to be dignified and professional. Once you're in the car, though, that all goes out the window.

Nap time!

Hey, sleeping is exhausting! You definitely want to take a couch nap to conserve energy.

Take a wild guess.

This is my husband in a nutshell. I love the man to death, but he can not neatly wrap a gift to save his life.

"I'm already snug."

Once you're snug, you're there for the long haul. No one dares disturb the snug!

So cold.

This one definitely reminds me of me. I'm always cold, but sleeping without a fan? No way, José!

So weird and awkward.

True love is finding someone who knows exactly how awkward you are and not only doesn't care but actively encourages the awkwardness.

"Wanna come over?"

I know we just spent the last 36 hours together. It wasn't enough. Come back!

Sleepy people.

Uh, just @ me next time.

Girlfriend or sloth?

Guys, I might have just discovered that I am a sloth. Now can someone get over here and help me with these floppy sleeves?

Nailed it.

Yes, you're very sweet and nice. But we all know that my hilarious responses are the real reason you text me. Right?

Dangerous levels of attraction.

Thank goodness there was no puppy around. That's literally the only time I've ever said that.

Hands off!

Your food is my food and my food is my food. It's very simple.

House date!

Once you're in a relationship for long enough, "Netflix and chill" literally becomes "Netflix and chill" and it's kind of the best. Especially when pizza is involved.

I did that math.

The evidence is all there. You can't argue with this logic!


If you can't send unflattering snaps to your boo, then what is even the point?

More than coffee.

By all accounts, it makes no sense. And yet, it's true.

Back scratchies!

Keep your fame, money, and power. I'll take the back scratchies. Worth it.

What it feels like to be in love.

Aw, this is so true! Also, I'm sure it's just a coincidence that I relate the most to all of the comics about sleeping.


Well, yeah. How else are you supposed to stay warm enough with the fan going all night?

What is money?

Why is this so true?! Also, why do I not have pizza right now?!


Make sure you get two desserts, too. None of that "one dessert to share" stuff.

How I show my love.

Also: Sticking my finger in your mouth when you yawn, and sending you pictures of cute dogs I see (both in the world and on the Internet).

Fortune cookies.

Just trust me on this one! It definitely says that.


Luckily, we've already established that your food is my food and my food is my food. This shouldn't be a problem.

Why do you always do this?

Don't worry. This is hilarious every single time you do it.

Welcome to the cuddle zone!

The only thing comfier than getting cozy under a blanket is getting cozy under a blanket with your SO. Bonus points if you can add a dog or cat to the mix, too!


Oh, hey there, biological clock! Wasn't expecting to hear from you for a while...

No pants!

No pants > pants. This is not up for debate.

There's only one solution.

Outside? Psh. No thanks. All my stuff is inside! I'll stay there.


Yep. Definitely a sloth. Share this with your boo!