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Old 03-16-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default A few minor cons of marriage

So I won't go into the reasons I love being married. There are a lot of them, but I have a few annoying issues that, while not dealbreakers by any means, are things I could do without.

1) Being able to spend money on things without getting a second opinion or even outright disagreement. For example. I am a techy guy. I love home theater and work in IT. So, my vices are TV's, speakers, computers and related components. I have finally, in my life, found a great career with great pay (she can now stay home and raise the kids). And, I can now afford some of the toys that I always dreamed of buying. But, BUT, now, I get hell whenever I want to get any gizmo over $100. It isn't like I blow money out the window all the time, we are debt free, socking money away, etc. Damn I hate being held accountable anytime I want to upgrade something as if I should feel guilty every time I want something. I think about my single days when I would wake up and just wonder what the heck I wanted to do or buy.

2) Laundry. Why did my laundry quadruple when I got married?


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I hear ya there. Its like having to ask your parents to spend your own money on a candy bar.

Give it more time and that list will grow.
Example: I can't remember the last time I had sex.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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3) Having to negotiate the TV viewing... Before, if it was a show that involved things blowing up, mobs, or giant monsters stomping the shit out of things then I was tuned in. Now I have to watch some of the things that she wants to watch...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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4) For some reason, women are ALWAYS cold. Even if it's 80 degrees in the house and they're in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt, as long as they're inside and the heater is running, they're cold. Before, I had no problem just leaving the heater at 60; I could walk around in shorts and a T-shirt and it didn't bother me at all. The other day, I actually found myself in the absurd position of having to argue that 76 degrees was a little higher than is typically reasonable to be setting the thermostat, especially since our gas bill has tripled since she moved in.

No, seriously, it gets so ridiculous that she'll be sleeping in a shirt and pants and complain that it's too cold and go for an extra blanket. Meanwhile, I'm in just boxers with most of the blankets off and absolutely roasting, to the point where I need to keep an extra pillow by the side of the bed so that it doesn't get so hot that my head starts sweating. I have no idea how it is possible to feel cold so often and in such ridiculous situations.
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5 .....for some reason they NEVER like your girlfriend.....
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3) Having to negotiate the TV viewing... Before, if it was a show that involved things blowing up, mobs, or giant monsters stomping the shit out of things then I was tuned in. Now I have to watch some of the things that she wants to watch...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
That's how I justified DVR in the bedroom and a new 1080p tv.
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At least I know Im not alone with marriage issues. I love music and being cds. I cant remember a time I didnt go to the cd store and didnt pick up 3 cds. Now if I mention wanting to stop there I get the look. All married men know that look.
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Great, thanks for starting this thread Hammer! I am getting married in October and now you guys are starting to worry me a bit. At least by reading this thread I will not walk blind into the things you are explaining.

And Keisel, I am not married yet and I already know that look. If we go into my buddies bike store and I see something new and shiney in there, she gives me that look and gets me the hell out of there.
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Great, thanks for starting this thread Hammer! I am getting married in October and now you guys are starting to worry me a bit. At least by reading this thread I will not walk blind into the things you are explaining.

And Keisel, I am not married yet and I already know that look. If we go into my buddies bike store and I see something new and shiney in there, she gives me that look and gets me the hell out of there.


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Great, thanks for starting this thread Hammer! I am getting married in October and now you guys are starting to worry me a bit. At least by reading this thread I will not walk blind into the things you are explaining.

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Enjoy the sex the first year. It's all downhill from there buddy!

Marriage is great, but if you are someone who is extremely independent (I was) then it will be hard to transition some aspects of life.

For instance, I value "me" time...I like to decompress and play a video game or browse the Internet when I get home for about an hour to unwind from a stressful day. I don't want to talk about the day I just had right away. But, women do. SO, finding that "me" time without making them feel unwanted is a learned skill.

It took a while for my wife to realize that we both don't have to sit in the living room and watch the same TV shows at night...it's OK to have some separate interests!!!

Also...never abandon your buddies. I have some friends who disappeared once they got married...never allowed to go out again. My wife and I have girls or guys nights out, and even weekends away. My college buddies and I went to the Rose Bowl this year, for instance.
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