So, how does one travel with one's partner on a 4-month journey around the world? Yeah, I don't know either. Luckily, the Internet, knower of all, got us looking in the right direction. In fact, The Lost Girls posted an answer to this very question nearly over a month ago (thanks!). Whatever you do, don't look too closely at who posed the question in the first place ;)
PS: That's not us in the picture. I'm not that pretty.
As with all great questions, this one too has no clear answer. What works for one couple on their adventure may not work for us. Neither of us is naive enough to say that we won't fight or that parts of the trip won't be difficult, but what do you do when you're sleeping in a hostel with four perfect strangers and your partner is dancing on your last nerve? Simply knowing that others have worked through these moments and are still holding hands on the other side is quite a comfort. At this point, I think it's fair to state that we'll take the good days with the bad, offer to share the load, and try like hell to know when it's time for a timeout.