Those TV Couples
There is this commercial that I absolutely hate. I'm sure you may have seen it--
Wife comes down the stairs in her robe to overhear her husband on the phone--"Really? You'd do that for me? I'd like that."
Shrill harpy wife demands, "Who are you talking to?!?"
"Jake, from State Farm."
"Jake, from State Farm at three in the morning?!?!"
I hate hate hate that commercial. I hate wondering why the husband is trying to get insurance at 3 in the morning, I hate the wife's voice, I hate that her immediate assumption is that he's cheating... hate!
Obviously that's not the only less-than-stellar TV couple. There are the sitcoms with the dopey husband who is always lying to his wife, the wives with barely-veiled disdain for their husbands, the nagging, bitter, jealous people.... the list goes on.
I am so scared of becoming one of those couples!! I don't want to be a nagging wife, or to resent my husband. I don't want my husband to feel like he has to lie to me so he can go have a night out with the guys.
I know that those negative relationship habits don't happen overnight (for the most part.) A lot of little things can build up over time until one day, you've been married for 10 years and somewhere along the way those patterns developed. I feel like I'm always being hyper-vigilant to root out any seeds of bad relationship habits before they start.
Does anybody else worry about this kind of thing? It's just whenever I see one of those couples snarking at each other in the grocery store, I start to worry... I don't want that! I know it's kind of silly, but still... do you ever see couples (in real life or on TV) and think, "Oh hell no!"