Fight about: sex
My wife loves hugs. If it were up to her, all we would do is hug. If she could have figured a way to have had a baby via hugs, that’s how our daughter would have been conceived. I don’t like hugs. It’s this close to being in a headlock. The fact is hugging makes her feel that I care. That I love her not just for her body but for who she is. Elizabeth Lombardo, author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness told Woman’s Day that a wife needs to tell her husband, “When you hold my hand or hug me, it reminds me you love me.” Works every time. Here are 6 reasons men say no to sex.
Fight about: TV
According to Mashable.com, the thing couples fight over most is the remote. While that is thoroughly pathetic, I used that statistic as a ploy to distract my wife and steal the remote from her. It didn’t work, because the TV remote is the most important thing in the world to us (see Mashable). And because Jennifer is younger, smaller, quicker, and stronger than me, she was able to weasel the control away from me and keep it glued to the CW channel (Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The 100 … hello!). But there is a way around this: rotate shows. This is what the Family Simmons now does. Nobody gets to be the Kim Jong Un of the remote all the time. Just some of the times. Jennifer gets to choose a show, then I get to choose a show, then our 13-year-old daughter gets to choose one of her lousy shows. We started doing this a few years ago during a road trip. Rather than spend the entire time listening to Hannah Montana on a loop, we agreed to take turns. This way, everyone would be equally miserable. Quinn would choose a few songs, then Jennifer got a few that she enjoyed, and then we’d listen to the good stuff I liked.