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Picture the Scene: I am cooking a delicious, aromatic, sure to be tasty dinner for the hubs and me, while in the background my sensitive, big-hearted, teddy-bear-of-a-husband is watching TV. Lovely isn’t it? I hear him laugh and it warms my tummy; until I realize what exactly he finds so hysterically funny: good-natured, wholesome, moral-driven shows like Family Guy and South Park. Sound familiar?
Growing up with a jock for a brother and several boy cousins, I learned at a young age: The cruder, raunchier, and more immature something is the heartier they will laugh, at times even being brought to tears by said vulgarities. There exist a valid and very real difference between what girls find funny and what guys find to be quality entertainment.
So how to deal with this conundrum of an issue when it arises in your relationship? Ladies, you may not like this but the answer is- “Let it go!” Let’s face it, we find our men sexy whether they cry in The Notebook or laugh at Brian and Stewie partaking in wildly inappropriate activities for a dog and a baby. One of the many things that sets them apart from us girls is exactly that- their sense of humor.
I adopted the theory, “If you can’t beat ‘em-join ‘em”. So now I sometimes sit and watch unrefined and outlandish TV with my husband and in return he watches The Bachelorette with me. We found a balance that works for us and I won’t lie, there is something to those man-shows…they can be quite hilarious at times .
Blissful Laughing Friends,
Nicki G. The Blissful Wife