We are thrilled to introduce this weeks Couple Shawn & Katie. They use their different personalities to strengthen their relationship and complement each other. They have been through some life altering challenges and adventures together and have some great advice for other couples out there.
Shawn & Katie
Ages: Shawn-29 Katie-28
Status: Together 3 years and now Married!
How did you meet?: I, Katie, was looking for an apartment in Montreal, and Shawn had posted an ad online. We we’re living with 1 other guy, and after a few months.. well things escalated 🙂
When did you realize you were in love?: We became best friends as soon as we moved in together, and within a few months we both knew, but didn’t know how it would change our living dynamic!
What qualities in each other make you a good match?: Shawn is calm, super friendly, and never gets mad, and I am more organized, shy, and can get worked up, so we balance each other out. We both make each other better people, which is a cliché (that I didn’t understand until we got together) but it is so true! Laughing is our biggest hobby.
What is your perfect date night?: A sunset and a glass of wine!
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a couple and how did you get through it?: Last year I lost my grandpa who I was extremely close with, we moved from Montreal to Toronto, and then both quit our jobs and sold all of our crap and moved to Thailand. Stress levels have been high at times, but Shawn keeps me calm and I keep us on schedule to get through it! And again, we laugh – non stop!
What is one thing you would like to improve about your relationship?: Since we’ve been in Phuket for a 7 months now, we both said we need to start venturing out more and making new friends. It can be hard as a couple to get out there when you are so comfortable with each other.
What advice would you go back and give yourselves when you just started dating?: Just enjoy it. Don’t waste time stressing out about petty things.