So…Marriage. Does anyone else read that word and hear it pronounced the way it’s said in the Princess Bride? Marwage? Is it even the Princess Bride? Is it also said like that in Four Weddings and a Funeral? Right back on track.
I can’t actually remember our wedding vows but I’m guessing to death us do part was in there somewhere. Of course death is something which ends a marriage but with the whole Arnold Schwarzenegger / Maria Shriver relationship ending made me think about what kind of things are Deal breakers ? The whole Schwarzenegger / Shriver thing made me wonder if cheating is okay but not fathering a child? Or was it not the cheating that was an issue, it was the hiding it for so long?
Before we were married Mr E and I discussed lots of things, some of those conversations were about deal breakers. Recently I have discovered something that I consider a deal breaker for me was not one of those things. This deal breaker was not actually around when Mr E and I hooked up. I was recently heard to say to Mr E. “If you keep Tweeting Masterchef I will seriously consider divorce!” That is currently the deal breaker for me. Thankfully, the tweeting of Masterchef has stopped or at least lessened enough that I’m no longer considering sleeping in a separate room to him.
But it has also made me wonder what other things have changed during our marriage that could be considered a deal breaker. Both Mr E. and I have gained weight during our relationship. For some that would be considered a deal breaker, but to us it’s not. I have recently heard of a couple who have broken up because one of them lost weight and got fit and the other has chosen not to. I’m really hoping there is more to the story than that because for some reason that seems like a silly excuse. But then again my objection to what I consider excessive tweeting of Masterchef may seem silly and petty to some of you as well. I’m just hoping my newfound objection to chocolate or my blog reading addiction isn’t enough to cause Mr E to consider divorce.
Is there anything your partner does that drives you nuts? Does it frustrate you enough to consider breaking up over? What things do you do that drive your partner crazy? I mean the silly little things that you didn't expect like excessive tweeting, or an obsession with a certain colour, item or TV show?
Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks about this kind of stuff…