A casual courtship was all they wanted. But, it turned out that they couldn’t stand being apart from each other

Neither Daniel or Kristy were looking for love. They had both come out of long term relationships and didn’t want to dive into another one. “But, it turned out that we couldn’t stand being apart from each other for long,” Kristy says. “I ended up driving Daniel home from work each day just to spend more time with him, even though I lived 45 minutes in the opposite direction.”

12 months later they bought a house together.gal-land-kd274_edit-620x414

But, moving in together wasn’t as easy as they anticipated.

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“Daniel came from a background of his mum doing everything for him and I came from a background of doing everything for myself from a young age,” Kristy explains. “So getting used to each other and then compromising and coming to a good working arrangement around the house [took time]. There were definitely arguments and tears, but we got through it.”

Genuinely adoring each other’s company helped. “Daniel has an infectious smile and personality and is just a joy to be around. He makes me laugh every day. Even if I’ve had a horrible day at work he always puts a smile on my face.

“We try to have fun together as much as we can and we really do enjoy each other’s company. Whether it’s going for a walk with the dog or battling each other in computer games, we’re always laughing.”

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