Last week I let you in on what grates my nerves about Mark. Well, I like balance, equality and justice, so here’s how I drive him batty.
Most times it starts innocently enough…
Megan Fox is on the television.
You think she’s prettier than me pretty, don’t you?
Or I burn the pizza.
You think my cooking sucks.
Or he looks too concerned/serious/grumpy.
You hate me!
Even this post is an example of how I tell Mark what he is thinking. When I decided I needed to blog about this topic I didn’t even ask him what he thought. Nope. Didn’t have to. Why, you ask? Because I already know everything he thinks. Because I’m a Pisces. And a woman.
My annoying habit means that pretty much every fight we’ve ever had has this interaction in it:
I ask a question.
Mark: I’m not answering that.
Marie: You have to answer. We’re fighting. I want to know.
Mark: Why should I answer? You’re just going to say, “That’s not true” or “Nuh-uh“. I’m not playing this game, Marie.
Marie: Answer. the. question.
Mark: Fine. [Answers question.]
Marie: Silent thinking.
Marie: Wrong. You think [fill in with answer that makes me mad because I want to be/stay mad].
This drives him nuts. You can’t tell me what I think, he says. Really? Because I think I can. Didn’t you know that marriage means I own you? You and your mind. Deal with it.
The worst part is that my annoying behavior, telling your partner what they think, is kind of a huge no-no for relationship health. All marriage experts have written about how horrible this behavior is.
But all that really means to me is that I better get to work on my book, Hoarding Junk Mail: The death of a marriage. And fast.
How do you annoy your partner?