No one ever believes me when I say this, but Floyd and I NEVER fight. We’ve had maybe two actual spats in our 10 year relationship and 5 year marriage. I credit a lot of that to Floyd’s cool head in being able to handle me in even my craziest days. And as for me, it takes a lot to really set me off. But one small little area we have always never quite agreed on is what TV shows and movies to watch. It basically comes down to the fact that I like drama and reality shows/movies, and Floyd likes silly comedy. I like comedy, too. But some of the things he chooses to watch baffle me.
At any rate, last night after dinner, I turned on American Idol- which I really enjoy. Floyd does not so much enjoy this program. I don’t really get it since it’s just singing, and he loves to sing! I had rinsed off the dishes and put them in the sink, and I was going to put them in the dishwasher during a commerical or something. But he got flustered with me and did the dishes himself, without me even realizing it.
He then went upstairs to watch a cartoon I can’t stand, until we both watched Law & Order together. I think he was upset that I stood my ground and did what I wanted to, and even made kind of a snide comment about that, which I told him simply wasn’t true. I know he reads my posts, and my intention isn’t to make him look bad. Because I love him to pieces.
It’s just to say that as we all know, marriage is about compromise. We both know that as silly as it is, we’re never going to agree on what to watch. So I think it’s better to sort of agree to disagree, and meet in the middle when possible. For example, a couple nights ago when he was watching a cartoon in the living room, I pulled out a board game for us to play while he was watching it. This made the program more bearable for me, and he still got to have it tuned to what he wanted. And above all– small sacrifices. Floyd should know by now that I’d do literally anything for him. If I had to throw my TV in the garbage and never watch anything ever again to spend more time with him, I’d really and truly do that. I think all couple have these small annoying little issues that creep in, and we just have to do our best to not let it become a bigger issue, and show our partners that we will do what it takes to keep balance and happiness.
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This post was written by kmashek on March 24, 2011