Wives/girlfriends – Do you feel like arguments with your significant other too often come to an abrupt hault because he slaps you with some lame punchline and follows it up with a smirk? Want to know why he’s smirking? Because he’s mentally bowing down to the Studio Audience who is whooping and hollering and cracking up at his witty remarks.
And do you know who’s to blame? It’s not the devil. It’s Tim, Raymond, Phil, Ross, Chandler, Joey and a slue of other television personalities.
Husbands/boyfriends/men – You know what I’m talking about. We are all actors on a stage, aren’t we? Shakespeare wasn’t far off when he said this, and it’s more true today than it was then. This may not happen when things are going fine and everyone in the home is happy and getting along, but when things heat up and tempers are thrown, our personal audience sweeps in to pet our man-egos in the heat of an argument.
So men, here’s a tip. When we’re watching The Goldbergs, or Modern Family with our wives, let’s leave the silly
jibes to the guys on screen and assume we’ve already wooed our women by charm and wit.
Stop letting your personal audience (a.k.a. your ego) crowd out your wife – the only person who matters in these situations.
Oh, and for the record, I do think that Tim Taylor of Home Improvement is the best example of a father-figure and learning husband that TV offered back in the days when sitcoms dominated television. Also still an awesome show to watch!
This post inspired me to write this, assuring me that I’m not the only one in this. Read it here.