Friday OT - Why are you a pain to be married to/live with/date?

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  1. Angie

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    I had a discussion with my husband earlier this week about the way I would guess I am most annoying to live with. I try and analyze and logic everything. Best way to load the dishwasher? I have a researched system. Buying a new house? I had a spreadsheet with multiple criteria and a weighted metric for each. I research everything, and try to apply logic to every situation. I took one of those online psych assessments recently regarding personality type, and it said I don't need or seek out romance because it isn't logical enough for me. This is a huge pain in the butt when he just want to know what to do for lunch.

    What are your cohabitation issues?
     
  2. mj4cy

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    I put sports ahead of getting almost any household chore done. I take a long time to get tasks completed if I'm not interested in doing them.
     
  3. mctallerton

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    im 6'9", it gets awkward
     
  4. im4cyclones

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    I leave my shoes laying around. And I am always wanting sex.

    Edit: I don't think those are problems. But this is what my wife would say.
     
  5. Al_4_State

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    I'm stubborn and deep down, I'm fairly arrogant (IE I believe my method/approach to anything is ideal), and within the confines of my own life/home I don't tolerate different approaches well.

    My wife is the same way.
     
  6. JP4CY

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    I NEED things put back exactly where they belong, and I determine usually where that spot is. (unfortunately)
     
  7. bos

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    [video=youtube;t4u5dttxQv8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4u5dttxQv8[/video]
     
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  8. iowa_wildcat

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    My wife says that I am noisy but not real talkative. I moan, groan, grunt and break wind often.
     
  9. mtowncyclone13

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    My wife likes knick-knacks and I need things to be organized so we fight about that.

    I don't like movies because I am impatient and she could watch movies all day and I too try and apply logic and reasoning to every decision instead of letting myself be entertained or go-with-the-flow.

    I sit on my duff all day and she is a teacher so she is running around on her feet all day. When I get home I want to do something and she just wants to sit around.

    In movies and TV shows I'll comment if something is not logical. For example, last night there was a credit card commercial where they slid the card in the machine upside down just to show the card name. I said "I could never sign up for that company because this is blatantly incorrect." So yeah, I over analyze and it makes her/people mad.
     
  10. cycloneG

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    #10 cycloneG, Jan 17, 2014
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    I'm really bad at small talk. My wife will try talking with me about her coworkers and things they do that annoy her. I can't even pretend to be interested. I'll listen. I'll nod my head at appropriate times but I can't give any good feedback. It drives her crazy.
     
  11. bos

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    I too am organized. I hate clutter. A house in disorder makes me agitated. I work with chaos all day and feel really good if I can come home to nothing to do. It doesnt even have to be the whole house. If I had one room where I could retreat to without a mess I would be fine. I get kind of dickish when I dont get that. She probably hates it.
     
  12. Agclone91

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    Pretty much exactly this for me as well.
     
  13. mtowncyclone13

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    I think a lot of us on this site are probably bad small talkers. I can't stand small talk. Put me on stage in front of 500 people and I'm fine. Put my in a room with 10 people and I clam up. Unless it's women - I can talk to women 100x better than men.
     
  14. intrepid27

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    When it comes to things like picking a restaurant or TV show I keep asking my wife the same question until I get the answer I want. She then inquires why I even asked in the first place.

    She can't understand that I'm giving her the opportunity to have the right answer.
     
  15. oldman

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    If you were talking to my wife, she would say that I take forever to make decisions. And I do, if they are monetary ones, which I don't feel is really a problem. And I snore.
     
  16. 2020cy

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    I like to drink and it appears I like to hang out with my male friends more than her. (not true, maybe)
     
  17. BloodyBuddy

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    I am the cheapest man alive.
     
  18. oldman

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    Oh yeah, and she thinks I sometimes say things that might be considered inappropriate -- like telling my pregnant sister-in-law that she was as big as a house (saw it on a commercial once). I have to admit, that one was questionable.
     
  19. Clonefan32

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    I am incapable of tolerating a small mess in my home. I cannot sit and relax unless everything is put away, kitchen cleaned, etc. My mother-in-law ran an in-home daycare while my wife was growing up, so she is used to clutter and a perpetual mess and cannot figure out why I can't just relax when I get home.
     
  20. Daserop

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    I feel your pain bro.
     

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