10 Ways You’re Driving Your Spouse Crazy
isn’t marriage a funny thing? you take two individuals and then put them together for the rest of their lives (hopefully) while living under the same roof. there are certainly a few ways you’re driving your spouse crazy and vice versa.
actually, chances are you do know you’re driving them bonkers. i can say bonkers and not be 84, right? so let’s just get them out on the table (where your keys shouldn’t be) so we can be more conscious of ourselves and each other.
these are some of the top annoying things i’ve witnessed from social media complaints, friends or have potentially experienced in my own world. these are not direct quotes from my own life per se, but rather an artist’s rendering of reality (and maybe a little truth).
1) not following the key placement protocol (even though you’ve invested in a specific hook or shelf or area)
“have you seen my keys?”
“i remember walking in and putting them here. or maybe here. or maybe over there.”
“well can you help me look?”
“no. you must learn. somehow.”
**3 minutes later**
fine. they are right there. i’ve been staring at them for 3 minutes but honestly just put them on the %@#!$* hook!
2) leaving your clothes around
“why are there pants on the counter?”
“how many pairs of socks did you wear today?!”
“but seriously, the laundry basket is 6 inches away.”
“are you planning on making a nest out of the pile of clothes next to the bed?”
3) electronics addiction
“no, i won’t wait until you reach the next level on candy crush. hurry up so we can play video games NOW.”
“babe, can you get up and hand me my phone.” *you’re both sitting next to each other
4) leaving empty food cartons in the fridge
“umm, why is there an empty jar of jelly in the refrigerator?”
“oh, it’s not empty. see…” (as 1/8 of a teaspoon of strawberry falls out)
or that sad sad moment when all your body and soul needs is a bowl of LIFE cereal and out trickles the same 1/8 teaspoon of sad little milk.
5) chronic indecision
“what do you want for dinner?” i dunno. “what sounds good?” i don’t care, whatever you want. “okay, let’s do chicken.” no, not that. “pasta and meatballs?” meh. “hamburgers?” eh, okay. “great, i’ll make that.” no. that doesn’t sound that good. “OMG MAKE A DECISION.”
6) dirty dishes left in sink
(passive aggressive thoughts by each person involved)
oh, so she thinks she can just leave her dishes here and i’ll do them. fine, i’ll leave mine here too.
oh, so he thinks he can get away with just piling dishes in the sink?! i’m not doing them.
fine, i guess i’ll do them just so i can say i did and hold that over her head.
*the dishwasher is 6 inches to the right.
7) watching your previously agreed upon show without you
that is never okay. NEVER!
8) fashion advice
“ohh, you’re wearing that?” as you are already in the car.
“your hair looks interesting.”
9) the toilet seat game
“can you please put the toilet seat down so i don’t fall in?”
“can you please put the toilet seat UP so i don’t have to bend down.”
the toilet paper should always be rolling over the roll, not under.
10) stressful conversations happening right before bed
“soooo…i think we should have a baby.”
“soooo…i think i’m going to quit my job.”
“soooo…i can’t find my wedding ring.”
“soooo…just hear me out…”
“soooo…how do you feel about the global economy?”
what else would you add to the ways we drive each other crazy in a relationship?