When Simon and I first started dating he was really into Slavoj Žižek, Sigmund Freud, and Jacques Lacan. He was 21. I was 29.
I sure know how to pick them.
So I started reading some of this Slavoj Žižek, a Slovenian philosopher, in order keep up with my little whippersnapper and guess what? No thank you. I gave up and went back to reading normal stuff like The Da Vinci Code and Goethe.
It would appear that Prince Harry put a little more elbow grease into his relationship than I did: According to Katie Nicholl, Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent, Harry is “on a healthy-eating regiment” which includes starting his day with meditation and a green juice then moving on to some exercise, including yoga, plus he tracks his steps, sees a nutritionist and consumes supplements.
And it’s all thanks to his “Californian-born wife” who is really into all things wellness.
He has also given up drinking while Meghan is pregnant, not to mention smoking.
“We never thought Harry would be raving about yoga, but he loves it,” a friend of the Prince told Vanity Fair. “He looks great, he’s lost weight, he’s super healthy, and I think he’s really happy although I’m sure he does miss going out with some of his old mates for the occasional pint.”
Harry is going whole hog. Good for him.
It makes perfect sense that partners introduces each other to new things, whether it’s new food, filmmakers and authors or particular habits, gestures, and patterns of speech.
But I do wonder if Harry’s commitment to wellness is sustainable. Did I mention he’s also given up caffeine? I don’t think I could even be in a relationship without coffee but that’s just me—the selfish person who couldn’t even finish a philosophy book for love.
More importantly: What characteristics or routines did you take on when you started dating your partner?