New Man and I sort of had our first row today. He upset me, I got cross, I let him know I was cross, he apologised, I sulked, he apologised again, I forgave him, we spent the afternoon together, I apologised for being grumpy, he forgave me. Quite an important little milestone in our relationship, I think - we need to be able to show each other when we're upset, work things out, forgive each other and move on.
And then tonight he sent me a text, and for the first time he actually used the phrase "I love you". I've always hated it when someone starts saying those words when they barely know you, within a couple of days of meeting you. But after four months, I think it has meaning. I'm going to bed with a smile on my face tonight.