Stories Related to Marriage

Jan. 24, 2018

I have no idea why my husband asks me the same question so many times over, but I sometimes lose patience with it. I’ve told him countless times that it doesn’t matter how many ways he rephrases the question, the answer is still the same. He doesn’t listen. Does any husband ever listen to their wife?

We were in the grocery store one afternoon and there was a sale going on that if you bought one package of chicken, you could get the second one free – a buy-one get-one free.

As I turned down an aisle, I asked him to grab two grilled chicken packs. He came to me a few seconds later and asked, “Are you sure you want that brand?”

“Yes,” I answered and explained the sale to him.

He walked away but came back empty handed. “Are you sure you want both to be grilled chicken, they have chicken tenders and breaded chicken too.”

“Did you want something besides grilled?” I asked in return.

He nodded. “Yeah, I don’t want to get the same kind.”

“Then pick another kind you want,” I offered. “Just make sure one package is grilled chicken for me.”

He came back. “Which one do you want besides grilled?”

“Reese, I just told you to pick something!”

“I’m not sure what to get.”

I shook my head in exasperation. “It’s chicken! It’s not a life altering decision!” I was so frustrated that I told him, “If you’re going to make me pick, get breaded ones and the grilled chicken.”

He left and came back empty handed again. “Are you sure you want breaded ones instead of chicken tenders?”

I rolled my eyes and walked away. When we got home and were putting away the groceries I noticed the chicken packages were missing. I started going through the bags looking.

“What are you looking for?” he asked noting my scavenger hunt.

“The chicken that you were supposed to get.”

He literally scoffed at me and said, “I asked you what kind did you want and you didn’t answer me so I put it back.”

I couldn’t believe. I had answered him over and over, even suggesting he pick something … anything to appease him and he had the audacity to say I didn’t answer him so he didn’t get the chicken.

Believe me when I say, I was ready to throttle him with a chicken. My nephew, who was with us, was laughing hysterically, but I was not amused.

(sigh) … A typical day in the Cranky household.  

Jan. 11, 2018

We had an episode that whenever I would go into one of our bathrooms it would smell like a sanitized gas station public restroom. The scent was very strong and it seemed to permeate the entire room and hallway.

I finally found the source. It was conveniently and invisibly tucked away inside the toilet bowl. It was one of those air fresheners that public restrooms often use.

My initial thought was Holy cat boxes! I do not want to know what came out of that man’s butt that he thought he had to go to such extremes to hide the odor.

(Sigh)

Marriage: It’s more than a job, it’s an adventure. 

Oct. 10, 2017

We were driving down this street and I'm cleaning my (defective) glasses and see a little doggy pooping in someone's yard...maybe his own, IDK. 

I asked my hubby, "What breed is that dog? I don't recognize it."

Hubby said, "What dog?" 

"That one over there taking a crap in the yard," I said. As we got closer to the pup, I was pointing with one hand and putting my glasses on with the other. "Never mind, I see it now." 

"Well what it is?" he asked as he's now scanning the area looking for the dog.

I sigh heavily and say, "The fire hydrant: I saw the fire hydrant and thought it was a dog pooping in someone's yard." 

Two blocks later, hubby points to a fire hydrant and says, "Look! There's another one of those new breeds of dogs you saw a few blocks over. They're everywhere!" 

We are currently not speaking to each other. 

Mar. 23, 2017

WE WERE all sitting in the living room and I say to my son, "I was going to make some chili tonight but I forgot to get the chili beans yesterday, will you go get some?"

He responds, "We still have to do pictures for eBay, too."

So I turn to my husband and say, "He's right. Can you go get the chili beans instead and then I can get dinner going?"

He agrees and changes clothes to go to the store. He comes back out and says, "What kind of beans do you want?"

I'm scratching my head thinking, wasn't he in here next to us when this conversation took place?No matter. I answer, "Chili beans, just get 3 cans of Mild flavored beans."

He said, "Why do you want chili beans?"

Okay, that was it for me - I left the room.

Mar. 23, 2017

My husband and I have been married for over 30 years. It hasn’t always been easy. Even now, there are times I look at him and just want to say, “What are you doing here?! You haven’t left yet?” But, I know there are times he, too, feels the same way about me (on rare occasions).

Yes, we’ve been together for a long time and I still love him with all my heart. I could never give him away (I know because I’ve tried and there are no takers) even though I like to share.

To define a “happy marriage,” is to say it’s a “good marriage.” Here are some key points to remember when dealing with your own relationship:

  1. Through God ALL things are possible; even forgiveness.
  2. Remember to forgive and forget even the worst travesties because you’re not perfect, either.
  3. With time, pain will lessen and even go away, no matter the dirty deed.
  4. Always be honest with one another because there is not another person who will be there for you through thick and thin (especially if you’ve been good to one another).
  5. And, lastly, in addition to number 4 – even your parents gave you away so you see: your spouse is the one who is sticking by you.

Have faith in the Lord, allow him into your marriage, he is always in your corner.