It’s time to talk, man to man, about relationships. Not the relationship between a worm and a hook or a deer and your rifle—I’m talking about you and your wife. Don’t let your eyes glaze over, unless you like sleeping on the couch or with one of the kids. There’s a simple way to make considerable progress in understanding your wife by watching certain TV shows; see I saved you from having to read books. The following list will help you find solutions to the ups and downs of your own relationship and get you back into the good graces of your sweetheart.
Let’s clear the sinuses and make you grateful for the angel you have in your life. You may not feel that way right now, but that will change after watching some episodes of “Bridezillas.” I swear you’ll find an overabundance of patience for your girl. I really want to feel bad for the dopes who marry every one of those complaining hags, but I can’t. If you film a TV show that brings out her greedy, ungrateful glory, and you still can’t see the truth, you deserve to be miserable!
In one of my favorite shows, I saw some examples to help my marriage: One in Diane Chambers and the other in Carla Tortelli. Diane has compassion for others, albeit a nosey way of getting involved, while trying to be right all the time, and Carla is the spitfire made of steel. If you watch both of them, you’ll see that even women from different worlds have one thing in common: they come unglued when they’re loved by their man. Yeah, we like that kind of unglued.
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If there’s a single show that can display the total range of women’s mixed emotions, beliefs and solutions to relationships and life, it would be “Friends.” I even found it helpful to watch the show with my wife and listened to her comments, which gave me insight. Watch and learn, gents.
”It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2005, FX Network)
Here’s a little taste of self-reflection now. A show to help you hold that special mirror up to your own face so you can see just how big of a dick you really are; and you’ll die laughing.
“7 Days of Sex” (Lifetime)
This is a show where couples are challenged to have sex every night for a week straight. Now don’t get too excited here, the goal is to save their marriage. Out of all the shows, this reality slap in the face let me see how my wife may be feeling from the daily dose of kids and me. Watch carefully and try not to be the asshole most of these guys act like in the beginning.
There’s no miracle here, guys, just insight. Watch, listen and apply what you learn. If nothing else, use the show to ask your wife questions. She may surprise you.
Guest writer Todd Lam is from Salt Lake City and writes for CableTV.com. When he isn’t writing, he’s of course watching TV and surfing the web.
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