Krikey. Sometimes relationships are just not what they seem. Or what they are supposed to be. At times they seem so superficial. In a healthy relationship, a couple should love each other (obviously), respect each other and (here's my mistake) be honest. Apparently, good relationship can stand up with 2 out of 3 of these, but it's not healthy. And let me tell you something, Honesty...can abso-bloody-lute-ly KILL a relationship.
Let me explain, I am an honest bloke. Always have been, many times to my own detriment. I've never cheated on my girlfriend (frankly, have never wanted to), treat her well, an adore her. I'm always, always honest with her, and therin lies the rub....whenever I am honest the relationship heads into the mud.
Here are just a few (recent) examples......
Last night she was out of the shower and while drying off & seeing herself in the mirror didn't like what she saw. She then said to me, "This is awful. I look old, I'm getting fat and I'm just plain ugly." She then looked at me with these sad eyes and said, "I really need you to give me a compliment right now." So being the good (& honest) boyfriend I am, I walked into the dunny, put my arm around her and said, "Well you eysight is bloody near perfect." At that was beggining of a fight.
About a week ago, me & my shiela were in bed, and she watching Who Wants To Be a Millionare. I was a bit randy and whispered in her ear, "Hey princess, want to shag?" And she replied, "No." I looked at the telly and then whispered again in her ear, "Is that your final answer?" She didn't even look away from the gameshow and simply said, "Yes." So, jovially I leaned back on me pillow and said, "Well then, I'd like to phone a friend." And the fight started.
In the beggining of the summer, my lawnmower broke. My girlfriend kept asking me to get it fixed before the grass got to ugly & long. Honestly, I kept meaning to get it fixed, but I was just doing too many other things (playing Xbox & such) and hadn't gotten the thing fixed. One afternnon I came home and there she was sitting out in the middle of the front yard with a small pair of scissors clipping the lawn bit by bit. God bless her, that was such an inventful way to get her point across....so I silently watched her for a bit and walked into the house. I came out a few minutes later, walked up to her and smiled.....with a toothbrush in me hand and said very nicely, "Thats so nice princess, when you're done with the lawn, could you please scrub the driveway?" And then I handed her the toothbrush. Next thing you know, a fight started.
Maybe I just don't understand relationships anymore.
Been playing Skate 3 a lot, picked up Madden 11 & am looking forward to Mafia 2 next week.