Don't get us wrong, back in 2010 no one ever said that being a One Direction fan would be easy, but we weren't exactly expecting it to be quite as mind boggling, frazzling, stressful and heart attack inducing as it's actually proven to be.
But congratulations, young Directioner. You've officially survived six whole years full of five becoming four, actual 1D children, break ups, make ups, solo careers, shaved heads, long curls, Kardashian snogs and gawd knows what else.
So now it's time to look back on our time together, reminisce about the good old days and marvel at the fact that we've somehow managed to not have a One Direction related heart attack yet. Here's the 21 biggest 1D plot twists of ALL TIME EVAAAH.
1. Louis having an actual human child baby son.
2. The rebirth of Hendall on a yacht for extra dramatic effect.
3. Zayn actually, legit quitting the biggest band in the world.
5. Harry Edward Styles and Taylor Alison Swift becoming a power couple.
6. Niall Horan being embroiled in an Ellie Goulding/Ed Sheeran love triangle.
7. Zain becoming Zayn.
9. Liam Payne genuinely dating Cheryl of previous X Factor judge fame.
10. Every time that Zayn decided that he did in fact dance.
11. The revelation that Louis actually had two audition songs.
13. Perrie Edwards arriving at the This Is Us premiere wearing an engagement ring.
14. Their perfume actually smelling really nice and not just like candyfloss.
15. Liam Payne deciding to shave his head - not just once, but TWICE.
17. Harry dropping an F-bomb during a Sugarscape interview.
18. Oh, maybe Simon Cowell deciding to form a band from solo X Factor auditonees.
19. Hazza landing an acting role in a mega Hollywood blockbuster.
20. Oh, and this.
21. And of course, the demise of Zerrie, Elounor and Payzer. Never forget.
YOU SURVIVED ALL OF THESE. Congratulations.
What do you reckon is the ultimate One Direction plot twist ever? Let us know with a tweet to @Sugarscape.