When your ex husband starts dating
He likes to help with the grocery shopping, the laundry, the cleaning – and on the weekends he likes to do family things like take all the kids to the zoo.
And every garage sale, he’d come out with a laundry basket, find his things and carry them back into the house. I don’t have a single thing to say, but I still try to get the conversation to last a full 8 minutes. So – here’s the deal – I could only think of 8 things. But luckily I have some amazing readers to fill in the blanks for me! no matter where you are, immediately pretend to fall asleep (and snore….loudly)…bwahahaha – drives him nuts! Walk slowly in front of the TV during the big plays of the game on some unspecified “errand”. (worked so much better before the “pause live TV function”) (Molly B.) 11. Make sure your car is ALWAYS about a gas-hand-width above empty when he gets in to drive it someplace. only for me to tell him I actually asked for juice! Leave hair in his hair brush and leave it on the bathroom counter (this is how i got him trained on putting the toilet seat down after using it… And let’s not forget the time he banned me from Craigslist! Paste his head onto other people’s bodies and post them on your blog. If you run out of questions about the show, start making random comments about your parents, his parents, the kids, etc. When he starts the show again, start talking again. Wait until your husband goes out of town for the weekend and repaint the bedroom pink. My guy HATES it when I clean the garage when he isn’t around. That would be the sound of his toenails clicking together. I gave away Even Steven’s Bengals clock at our last garage sale, and he hasn’t stopped talking about that. Post pictures of him sitting on the toilet on your blog – or on your Facebook account. Wait until he’s in the middle of his favorite show and then ask him all sorts of banal questions about it. Makes them have warm fuzzy thoughts of you in the AM. I wait for him to go for his lazy afternoon nap on his day off…. The really frustrating part was that this went on for TWO WEEKS, and he never said a single word. But when I saw we only had one roll of toilet paper left in the entire house, I hid it in my bedside table. But I’m guessing this technique will be annoying for a normal husband. Wait until he’s just about asleep and do my favorite party trick under the covers. I do the same thing with American Idol contestants. If he makes me watch something I don’t want to watch (like the first time he made me watch Star Wars), I ask a billion questions until he gets frustrated and turns it off. Or worse yet, are you in another relationship, still longing for and fantasizing about that one that got away? You let go of a relationship like this by first understanding why you hold on. When your partner in that relationship was at his best, he met all of your needs. If he could have been that way with you 100 percent of the time, rather than just sometimes, you would still be in the relationship. You have trouble letting go because you never succeeded in making your ex fulfill your needs completely and yet you believe you could and should have been able to. The only problem was that she could only treat you well part of the time.
The times he was everything you needed are hard to let go of. You did everything possible to make her be the way you wanted 100 percent of the time. You used all of the tricks in the book you could come up with to evoke the behavior you wanted. You knew you deserved better than just some fraction of what you wanted. Perhaps he left the relationship and left you longing and wanting him back. You feel that somehow not getting the love you wanted was your fault. One of the things that keeps you hooked into that relationship is anger. The rest of the time, she acted hurtful towards you.
If you have babies: once the Diaper Genie is full, casually suggest to your hubby that the baby’s diaper could use changing.
I ‘clean up’ husband’s stuff and he has no idea where it went (usually stowed away in a location that makes perfect sense to me, like where-it-goes in his desk or nightstand or closet…) He comes to me and says “have you seen ____ ? Also, I don’t wait for him to say he wants to play.
This is the one that felt like true love, yet would just not work.
Do you have a relationship like this, one that you still long for?
Stepmoms usually start out innocently communicating with mom around things like schedules and logistics.