- 6 months ago
This is kind of a spin-off because it relates to something a relative of mine (the subject of another thread I started about people staying with partners who make them miserable) recently told me when she heard I was planning on getting married.
Me: So, Mr Xiphosura and I are thinking about finally doing this thing in about a year, pandemic permitting.
Her: That’s great! I’m so happy for you!
Me: Thank you!
Her: Ready for some unsolicited advice?
Me: *sigh* Not really, no.
Her: No, no, no, seriously. You have to let me say this, I’ve been married a long time, you can take my word on this. If I had known what I’m about to tell you when I got married, it would have saved me a ton of grief.
Me: I mean, we’ve been together for twelve years and living together for eight, so we’ve got a pretty good sense of….
Her: It’s just different when you’re married, TRUST me. Okay, so I think everything really started going south for me when I stopped caring what my husband thought of me. I stopped wearing dresses and skirts, stopped wearing makeup, I just totally let myself go. That just poisoned everything slowly, because I started to feel the way I acted. I felt less receptive to him because I appeared less receptive, you know? And he picked up on that. I was no longer feminine, so he felt emasculated, and the cycle just continued from there. I’ve tried to get it back, but I think at this point I’m a lost cause. I’ve just been de-feminized for too long.
Her: So my advice to you is…..NEVER STOP WEARING SKIRTS.
You heard it here first! Happy marriage = NO PANTS EVER!!!! (okay, when you put it like that…. 😉 )
Absolutely positively the WORST marriage advice I’ve ever received. Anyone else care to share?