Post # 1
we got some law school marks back, and my boyfriend is very upset about one of them. there are no appeals, so that mark will stick, and he studied extremely hard for it – so he is doubly disappointed.
he won’t listen to me telling him that it’s our first exam cycle, law school is hard, or that he didn’t even do that badly (he didn’t!)
we’re so busy this week – we’re in law school plus we both volunteer – what can i do to show him how much i love him and to cheer him up?
i think i’ll make him a special dessert he loves and put a little extra love in his valentine – but bees, is there something you do when your SO is upset that helps? i’d just like to take a little of his stress away!
Post # 3
I know what my husband would say and it is slightly inappropiate….but I find that it does um help with the stress…
Post # 4
@Cady: +1, would definitely cheer him up
Post # 5
I think the best thing to do is let him have feelings and sulk for a few days.
Post # 6
haha very true!
i ended up making him a great big dinner with all his favourite while he was out. he spoke to some friends who also didn’t do as well as they hoped, so he’s feeling less alone at least!
Post # 7
The best thing you can do is let him sulk. Seriously. People just need to come to terms with their slip ups and it isn’t something you can just snap somebody out of.
Make him a good dinner, tell him you love him and encourage him for next time. Maybe you could help him study?
Post # 8
@peonyinlove: Sit with him on the couch, with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, watch “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” and let him rant a bit. Then hug him, tell him if he wants to study some more or go ‘have fun’, you’re willing to. 😉
Post # 9
Make him some of his favorite food, watch a funny movie and then have sex. Have some great sex.