Relationships are tough work and there is no doubt about it.
There are significant differences between married couples or couples in a long term relationship and the couples that have just started dating. At the beginning of a relationship we want out partner to know only our best sides, anything that would embarrass us or our partner is a BIG no, no. But once our relationship progresses we become more and more comfortable with each other, we become comfortable to the point that even the embarrassing things become a part of our daily life.
This comic has been inspired by the progression of my relationship with my husband. When I think about our very awkward first date (we are both quite shy people) I cannot believe that I could have ever felt anxious or uncomfortable around my husband.