Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Poll: What’s the top skill or trait you wish your significant other possessed (but doesn’t)?

I’ve mentioned before how Drew doesn’t drive — he was born and raised in Manhattan and just never learned how — and it’s one of the few things I would change about him if I could. I would normally say it’s the “only” thing I’d change, but this time of year — the time of post-season baseball — I’m always reminded that we are mismatched on another issue, too. That is, Drew is a rabid Yankee fan and I just can’t summon up two shits for any sports (sorry). So while I wish our October were less baseball-baseball-baseball, he probably wishes he were married to someone who at least acted like she cared who won or lost, especially when it’s her husband’s, like, passion and all. On this issue, I think we both have to accept that we are a bit mismatched. It happens. Anyhoo, this got me thinking about traits and skills people might wish their significant others possessed (but don’t). Poll below.

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  • LadyinPurpleNotRed

    LadyinPurpleNotRed October 10, 2012, 12:11 pm

    Being on time!

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  • katie

    katie October 10, 2012, 12:11 pm

    total toss up between a good dancer and more social, but i picked a better dancer.

    jake hates dancing. also, he usually hates going out and mingling with people, unless he already knows them. if he knows them, its not an issue, lol. for instance, i have been invited to the wedding of the general manager of the plant i am based out of. jake doesnt want to go, because he doesnt know anyone. he actually told me to just go with my boss! lol i was like, my boss will be going with HIS WIFE OF COURSE. i am making him go, because its a social/work thing, and a bunch of people from work are going to be there, and i feel like i have to make an appearance with him, you know?

    its weird working in the corporate world.

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    • JK

      JK October 10, 2012, 12:17 pm

      Arturo is the same way about socializing with strangers. With people he already knows hes great, and a lot more outgoing than I am, but otherwise? it´s torture.

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        Nadine October 10, 2012, 6:19 pm

        Oh god, I have one who is the same. I have to beg him to come out with people he doesnt know well, and he always acts differently. It took him forever to get used to my best friend (who is the easiest person in the world to get along with) but he is the life of the party around all the people we have known for a few years!

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      MaterialsGirl October 10, 2012, 12:17 pm

      I picked social, but dancing sorta runs with that

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    lemongrass October 10, 2012, 12:13 pm

    My husband has all those traits, so here’s his other: I wish he cared more about his appearance. It’s not that he’s not attractive, he is! It’s that he doesn’t think getting a hair cut or trimming his beard is oh-so-important. I separate his “work” shirts and “weekend” shirts into separate drawers because he wouldn’t think twice about wearing the holy t-shirt he got in the 11th grade to hang out with friends.

    Wendy, I also don’t care at all about sports. However, I think it is better to be honest about that rather than pretend because you can tell which girls are faking it for their boyfriends/husband’s sake. Faking it is never sexy.

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      SweetPeaG October 10, 2012, 2:36 pm

      My “other” vote was for the same thing.

      My fiance despises buying new clothes for himself. He has clothes that are 10+ years old. He will buy a pair of pants at Walmart (or some other horror) without trying them on or caring what they look like. He also hates getting his hair cut.

      It’s not that I am totally superficial, but it would be nice if he went shopping more than once a year!

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        rangerchic October 10, 2012, 3:12 pm

        My husband is the same way when it comes to clothes! He has clothes that are soooo old and most of the t-shirts he owns are stained. He doesn’t see a problem with wrinkles or holes. Ugh – mostly if we are going somewhere he usually asks me to pick out his clothes which I am happy to do.

        But I picked making plans. I am always making plans. Today is our anniversary and I am yet again the one making plans. I would say about 90% of the time I don’t mind but sometimes I wish he would just take the reins and make some plans already 🙂

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        lemongrass October 10, 2012, 4:32 pm

        I do all of my husbands clothes shopping for him. He only wears one type of jeans (and he is really specific about that oddly: dark wash, straight leg, not baggy or tight with absolutely no trendy features.) He has just as many new shirts as he does old, he just refuses to throw out the old ones. I literally ripped one off of him while eating dinner last week. There was many holes in it, including one that went almost shoulder to shoulder.

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        rangerchic October 10, 2012, 4:54 pm

        LOL!! Sounds like some of my husbands shirts. He has some from high school when the half-shirt was popular – the late 80’s early 90’s. I keep telling him he is not 19 anymore – he doesn’t quit look the same!

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        theattack October 10, 2012, 4:59 pm

        I recently had to rip an old middle school(!!!!) jersey off of my fiance’s body because it used to be reversible, but he had cut off one of the layers, and it was ripped up with strips of fabric hanging off all over the place. I just ripped it off of him, threw it away, and immediately covered it with macaroni and cheese in the trash can so he couldn’t dig it out.

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        lemongrass October 10, 2012, 7:00 pm

        It’s so bad! He has several shirts from when he was 15! So what if they still fit? Rub it in a little more! I ripped the shirt to the point where he just had a collar around his neck. And then I took pictures. Because, really, he just sat there and ate his dinner while I was ripping it.

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      • theattack

        theattack October 10, 2012, 9:20 pm

        hahaha!!! Lemongrass, our men would definitely get along. Does my fiance have a secret life in Canada I don’t know about? They sound so similar!

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    MissDre October 10, 2012, 12:16 pm

    I said make more money, cuz there’s pretty much nothing else about him that I would change. I feel lucky everyday that he can cook and clean, that we still go out on dates, that he’s a good kisser and good in bed, he’s pretty damn close to everything I could want, but more money would be nice because I’d like to buy a house and get married and he wants a lot of kids.

    I guess secondary might be better at making plans, specifically for the future. He doesn’t like to look too far ahead, whereas I always have the next decade mapped out. But making plans as in, where are we going for dinner? He’s good at that 🙂

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    bethany October 10, 2012, 12:18 pm

    I picked domestic stuff. I swear, there could be a piece of bread on the kitchen floor and he would “not see” it. It’s like he’s blind to stuff sometimes!

    Also, I’d change his drinking habits… Not in the typical “I wish he didn’t drink so much”, but I’d like him to drink more! In almost 6 years together I’ve only seen him drunk twice, and both times he was HILARIOUS and so much fun!

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    • landygirl

      landygirl October 10, 2012, 12:54 pm

      Its amazing how men have the ability to bypass dirt and leave cabinets ajar and drawers open.

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      • KKZ

        KKZ October 10, 2012, 4:49 pm

        Ha – in my house, I’m the one guilty of that, especially the cabinets!

        My husband and I have had our share of disagreements about household chores – he downright refuses to do dishes, and then has the audacity to nag me when the sink is full or when we run out of forks – but lately I’ve noticed him stepping up his game around the house, without even being asked. I’ll come home to find that he’s vacuumed the first floor or wiped down all the kitchen counters and stove or something. I’ve started doing more too, trying to get a couple chores done in the morning before work. And we keep verbally appreciating each other for it. It’s so not like us, it almost freaks me out a bit! LOL

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      Melissa October 10, 2012, 1:28 pm

      Banana peels. He never throws them away. Instead they are placed by the kitchen sink. Otherwise not that messy. This still escapes my comprehension.

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        Nadine October 10, 2012, 6:21 pm

        My flatmate always leaves teabags in the sink. The sink which is right above the rubbish bin. Tea bags do not go down the plug hole. It makes no sense.

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    • theattack

      the attack October 10, 2012, 1:38 pm

      I said domestic skills too. I know he’ll try to learn them, but it’s hard for me to teach him instead of just getting in the habit of doing it all myself, which would NOT work out. Also who suggests mixing the leftover mashed potatoes into the pasta to serve to guests?? Haha

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        lemongrass October 10, 2012, 2:16 pm

        My husband put leftover baked beans in spaghetti. He gets it from his father, who will put any leftovers together and call it a meal. I’m talking popcorn on top of ramen noodles.

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      • theattack

        theattack October 10, 2012, 2:54 pm

        Mine gets it from his father too. And before we moved in together, he was eating popcorn and ice cream together out of the measuring cup I left at his place and then calling it dinner. Boys are weird.

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    JK October 10, 2012, 12:25 pm

    I voted other, one would be for Arturo to be tidier- he cooks on the weekends, and cleans occasionally (haha) but thinks nothing of leaving clothes, papers etc thrown everywhere.
    The other main thing I´d change is similar to Wendy´s. Arturo is a HUGE fan of his favourite soccer club, which means no plans on game days. And there is soccer all year round. I don´t mind watching the occasional soccer game (esp. when Argentina plays), but I HATE his club (he´s bostero, of course, mel, caris and rainbow).
    Another one would be to maybe make him a better spender, he´s always been a saver, which of course means that we´re in a pretty good position, but it would be fun to have an amazing vacation or something- after we build the new house, of course. 🙂

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    • JK

      JK October 10, 2012, 12:46 pm

      Oh, and the one thing I would seriously change about arturo is his back. He´s having lots of problems with it, and he´s in a lot of pain most of the time. 🙁

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    demoiselle October 10, 2012, 12:26 pm

    I said other. Hubby is great at making plans–except for hobby/vacation/pleasurable activities. I’d like more of that in our lives.

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    Recovering Lurker October 10, 2012, 12:31 pm

    I put good kisser, which is more abut health / hygiene. He won’t brush his teeth for days and then expects me to still kiss him.
    Also, i know this will sound really shallow but I’d like him to loose weight or at least be aware of the weight he’s at. He doesn’t seem to grasp that he can’t do some things because of his weight. Like he’ll come home at the end of the day and fall onto the chair/bed and break it, hugging me during sex which i’m sure he sees as romantic but is more ‘holy crap you’re crushing me’ for me but he doesn’t seem to get these things even after I’ve talked to him about them.

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      BecBoo84 October 10, 2012, 12:48 pm

      Is it possible that he’s depressed? Lacking basic hygiene skills seems pretty unusual for an adult.

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        Recovering Lurker October 10, 2012, 1:02 pm

        I’m not sure he’s depressed, he washes and showers twice a day cause he sweats so much, but his oral hygiene seems to be something he’s had since he was a kid judging by the state of his teeth.

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    Steeze October 10, 2012, 12:42 pm

    Dude dances so bad. I will laugh every single time we get on the dance floor. At least it’s funny.

    I’m planning on taking couples dance classes with him this year… Hopefully it will help a little…

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    Eagle Eye October 10, 2012, 1:09 pm

    He obsesses about everything, which is kind of an adorable trait, but it can also be boring/ aggravating, especially since his obsessions come and go in waves and sometimes we’re in a really boring wave (see our current Magic card discussions…yawn) and sometimes they’re really aggravating (see deciding on new coffee cups at Ikea…for like 2 hrs).

    I love him and all of his phases, but sometimes just not thinking for a moment would be wonderful!

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  • LM

    LM October 10, 2012, 1:14 pm

    Other – my husband needs to be more helpful in general. Helpful with housework, kids, cooking, not whining or nit picking…

    I would say I knew all of this before we got married, but I honestly didn’t. We didn’t live together until after we got married.

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    Oldie October 10, 2012, 1:14 pm

    My wife’s attitude toward sports is summed up by a quote from the first year of our marriage: “Big fucking whoop — some jocks won and some jocks lost.”

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    Friend of Beagles October 10, 2012, 1:16 pm

    I wish my husband liked to travel. He is such a homebody, and I’d shake him out of his cage more often if it didn’t mean he was so uncomfortable and unhappy (he’ll do it if I really want him to, but he’s quietly miserable when he does). I end up taking the kids on trips (often with my parents) without him. He hates not being there for us, but he’s a million times happier in familiar surroundings.

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    Melissa October 10, 2012, 1:26 pm

    I’m the baseball one here, but my BF has gone crazy this year over the Orioles (so-far) amazing comeback. Sorry to your hubby, but we’re rooting against him.

    I picked making plans. I love planning things but sometimes I want him to take the reins. Otherwise I always feel like I’m doing what I want and maybe it’s not exactly what he’d want. He’s getting better, but he’d still rather leave that stuff up to me. I’m sure one of the other choices is more relevant or I could think of something else, but as we just waited until 2 days to make anniversary plans (since I left it to him) it’s kind of fresh in my mind.

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      Christy October 10, 2012, 1:41 pm

      It’s an amazing comeback regardless of how far they go in the postseason. To go from 93 losses to 93 wins? That’s amazing.

      Sorry, huge O’s fan.

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        Melissa October 10, 2012, 2:52 pm

        I’m as Os fan as long as they aren’t playing my team (Cardinals). So while I hope the both go to the WS, it’s probably not the best for my relationship.

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      sobriquet October 11, 2012, 11:51 am

      Chiming in here to say that I’m rooting for the Orioles all the way… and I’m a Rangers fan! Honestly, though, I always root against the Yankees. That’s the American way.

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    Lindsay October 10, 2012, 1:28 pm

    I picked domestic stuff for my pseudo-SO. His apartment looks pretty nice (except that he never cleans the stove), but he can’t cook at all. He eats the same foods every day, and from what I can tell, the only meal he knows how to cook is eggs. At least if he knew how to cook more things, I might be able to reap the benefits.

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      lemongrass October 10, 2012, 2:21 pm

      That was me before I moved in with my husband! I ate 4 sandwiches a day and was perfectly happy. He would cook me pot roast. Time did change me (as well as not being 19 anymore) and now I love to cook fancy meals and try to cook one new meal a week.

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    EscapeHatches October 10, 2012, 1:44 pm

    I picked patience but it might be “temper.” My husband has a few triggers that get him so so so frustrated/angry that he’ll shut down or throw something. This is never directed at people- always inanimate objects set him off – like when a nice thing gets ruined. His temper gets the best of him, so the nice coffee mug that broke gets re-dropped on the floor or whatever.

    I know this makes him sound like a monster (he’s not). He knows about it, and tries to redirect it somewhere less negative. His dad was spectacularly abusive and unfortunately my husband got some of his temper passed down. He’s done a lot of work in learning to control his temper but sometimes, between his ex-wife, worries about his son, and his job it takes just one more issue and it just finally gets to him. Compounding this issue, I get scared and shut down in the face of male anger, so then he feels 3x as terrible because he lost the control he has worked so heard to learn and his normally obnoxiously out-going, confident wife is near tears and shaking.

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    EricaSwagger October 10, 2012, 12:47 pm

    Making plans! He’s so bad at figuring out what to do for the day or where to go on vacation or where to take my for my birthday, etc. My friend’s bf always throws her birthday parties and helps her plan dinner parties/house parties/group events/pickup games… So jealous!

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    AliceInDairyland October 10, 2012, 12:56 pm

    I said social, especially with my family. Everything else he is good at (ballroom dancing for the win!). My dude is more of an interact with a few close friends, or even one at a time person. Which I tend to be as well, but I can adapt to a bigger group even if I feel uncomfortable. When dude feels uncomfortable/shy he pretty much just totally shuts down. It has made it hard for us at my big, boisterous family gatherings because he is just happy to sit and listen and so no one knows anything about him. Of course my family is part of the problem too.

    Associated with this, is that he tends to be extremely direct and blunt about things. This can come off really cold and stand-offish, especially in writing. I eventually figured out that I hadn’t offended him, but that he just didn’t waste words. Sometimes makes it difficult though for him as a boss, or when he is writing emails to his clients. Getting better though, and he finally realizes the way he is coming across a bit of a “come to jesus” talk. He’s a LOT better with me, and slowly getting better with everyone else in his life.

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    AK47 October 10, 2012, 2:10 pm

    I picked “other.” I wish the guy I’m seeing right now was more into the arts–I’m very into museums, going to the theatre, classical music, etc. We’re both into literature, which is great, but I would love to be able to go to a museum and discuss the art more in depth, or go to an opera and have him know a bit about the composer and the significance of the piece, etc.

    But, like with Wendy, he’s a sports guy who I’m sure wishes I didn’t think sports other than European league soccer were stupid.

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    bagge72 October 10, 2012, 1:10 pm

    I also put other, because the only thing I wish were different is the fact that she holds on to grudges to long, and I hate to see her get upset over these little things that happened years ago.

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    MJ October 10, 2012, 2:14 pm

    I’d pick more daring. Whether it comes to trying (and liking) a variety of foods, or joining me on a crazy whitewater rafting trip, he’s not so enthusiastic.

    Also, I wish he would quit smoking. But that’s a whole other thing.

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    Fabelle October 10, 2012, 2:26 pm

    I said “good dancer” because it’d be nice to have my S/O actually join me on the dance floor, for a change? But, eh. It’s not THAT big of a deal– I usually just find some fun girls to dance with if we’re at a function.

    But, OTHER: I wish he had better time-management skills. He’s a teacher, & sometimes will have to prep stuff/grade while at home, & he’ll usually wait the whoooole night until he’s too tired to even do it. Then he’ll “nap” (who takes a nap at 10 p.m.??) But this is partially a particular pet peeve of mine–I know so many people with wonky sleep schedules & it just drives me crazy. So when I see my boyfriend setting an alarm for some time like 2:13 a.m., I go 😮

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      Fabelle October 10, 2012, 2:27 pm

      (That is supposed to be a shocked face, by the way! haha)

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        Aya October 10, 2012, 9:12 pm

        Your SO sounds just like my husband. He can’t dance, and he is a teacher with questionable time management skills. I always think there must be a more efficient way of grading then what he does, but I also feel like its not my place to say anything.

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    Mar1985 October 10, 2012, 2:39 pm

    Money management!!! Not that I am good at it either – he is just worse than I am.

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    Samantha October 10, 2012, 1:48 pm

    I chose sporty/adventurous/athletic. My dude is great, but I wish he shared my passion for fitness and being outdoors and also watching Sunday football. He can finally identify Troy Polamalu and Mike Tomlin from the Steelers, but beyond that, he’s totally lost. I don’t even think he knows that Tomlin is a coach.
    I usually have to bribe him with Mexican food to hike with me, and lots of beer to get him to a sports bar. Oh well, I know he wishes I were more into music and going to live shows, so it’s a give and take.

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    Chicago-Dude October 10, 2012, 3:15 pm

    Is it asking too much for my wife to be a “Mind-reader?”
    Life will be so much easier. Like…

    Yes – I’d love if you did the dishes (right after I made dinner)
    Yes – I’d love a blow-job (right after coming home from the gym)
    No – I’d rather you don’t attribute humanistic traits to our cat
    Eh – I don’t care if you spend $350 at Lululemon. Just spare me the pity faces/voices. It’s your money too, chick!
    No – Do not walk by that Lululemon store more than 3x a year. You have impulses you cannot control. And for that matter – their website broke. Don’t check. Just trust me.

    Maybe…?

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      iwannatalktosampson October 10, 2012, 6:34 pm

      I love lululemon – but you have to understand there’s a lot of shame associated with it. I mean how did I just spend $400 and come home with two pairs of yoga pants, one jacket, a headband and a sports bra?

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    Holly October 10, 2012, 3:39 pm

    I would KILL for my boyfriend to be more romantic/spontaneous. I’m, sadly, always thinking of things that would be awesome to do/surprises (surprise lunch date, making his favorite meal for dinner, getting him little gifts like his favorite comics, making sure he gets enough time with his family) and he… never does. Ever. In fact, he deflects things with “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” It makes me feel like I’m putting in a ton more effort than he is sometimes.

    This sad post brought to you by a very failed surprise lunch date. Sigh.

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      kerrycontrary October 10, 2012, 4:11 pm

      Aww…I’m totally there with you. I do all of the planning and thinking and surprising. And sometimes I get frustrated that my boyfriend can’t give me a Christmas gift without me coming up with a list of things to choose. But you have to look at how he expresses and shows his love. I may spend months thinking about the perfect birthday gift or what anniversary activity sums us up as a couple, but my boyfriend jumps at the chance to purchase something when I want it, take me to restaurants I want to eat at, and support me emotionally during turbulent times. Basically, he likes to show his love by spending money on me, which sounds materialistic, but he works hard for that money and could be spending it on his interests instead of mine. People show their love in different ways.

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        iwannatalktosampson October 10, 2012, 4:38 pm

        Ha I think this list just created a secret fight between Ethan and I that he doesn’t know about yet. I picked making plans because once I looked at the list I was like WTF – I DO make all the plans. I am always coming up with cute ways to spend our weekends, cooking special meals, leaving him nice notes (also leaving him not so nice notes – mostly related to his terrible skills as a dog dad), taking care of his family, etc. I don’t think since the second week we dated that he has come up with a fun way to spend the day. Bastard.

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      • theattack

        theattack October 10, 2012, 4:51 pm

        Wendy has to get her letters somehow. haha I’m not sure if she realizes it, but Wendy has a lot of power.

        (Obviously just joking around about you sending in a letter about this)

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      • iwannatalktosampson

        iwannatalktosampson October 10, 2012, 5:06 pm

        No I’m with you – Wendy – we’re on to you!

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      • Dear Wendy

        Wendy October 10, 2012, 7:36 pm

        Busted.

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    SpaceySteph October 10, 2012, 3:31 pm

    Learn to plan 100%! I hate being the one who always plans dinner and date night. Although I do wonder if two planner people would fight for control. I guess I’ll never know.

    But I do know that him not having a plan bone in his body is frustrating right now. We are planning our wedding. I say “we” loosely of course. He comes with me to the meetings and offers his opinion (sometimes) when asked. But setting up meetings, deciding what needs to be done and when… that’s all on me. He doesn’t know that for every hour in a meeting I have spent about 5 researching who to meet with, reading reviews online, contacting people, setting up the meeting. He thinks these things just miraculously get scheduled, I think.

    Then there’s this: “Did you book the rehearsal dinner?” “Well I talked to the lady.” “Well how much? /Do we need a deposit? /[insert other specific question here]” “I don’t know.”
    I might have 100 people show up to a rehearsal dinner (yes, it’s like a second wedding) only to find that we weren’t actually booked because he never sent the deposit.

    Ok I really do love him and day to day planning isn’t a huge thing. But I’m planning a 250 person wedding because he wanted to invite all his relatives, and he doesn’t have any idea how to help.

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    applescruffs October 10, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Planning. I’ve taken to putting things in his phone for him, because if I just tell him what’s going on, he won’t remember. But his phone is his brain, so if it’s in there he just assumes that we talked about it (and we usually did). Still, I’m the one who is always scheduling dates and trips. Sometimes he picks the restaurant, though! And he bought tickets to Book of Mormon on my birthday, which indicates he knows when my birthday is!

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      Aya October 10, 2012, 9:19 pm

      You’ll have to tell me how the Book of Mormon was. That is the musical that my husband and I want to see together if we make it out to NY in time.

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    KKZ October 10, 2012, 4:57 pm

    My biggest thing is, I wish he wasn’t such an aggressive driver. He tailgates people in the fast lane and thinks its his job somehow to teach bad drivers a lesson. I HATE it when he does this in the car with me because I feel unsafe. I’ve communicated this to him repeatedly and even when I get him to see my point (“As the person behind, it is *your* responsibility to ensure you leave a proper distance, no matter how fast or slow the person in front of you is going”) it doesn’t change his habits. 🙁

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    Samantha October 10, 2012, 5:12 pm

    I would definitely say social! My boyfriend absolutely refuses to go to any events with my family or friends. He says he needs his weekends to relax. I absolutely hate going to weddings or family holidays without him, yet he just doesn’t want to go, no matter how many times I beg/plead/grovel. Plus he refuses to hang out with my friends when they come to visit, even if they’re staying at our house! He definitely needs to get out more. I thought one of the perks of having a SO was that I would have a partner in crime at all these events…

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    call-me-hobo October 10, 2012, 5:29 pm

    Is it weird that I picked kissing? It’s not that he’s BAD, it’s just the kissing seems to be very aggressive and over quickly in favor of other things lol.

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    fast eddie October 10, 2012, 8:57 pm

    If I could have only one wish come true it would be that my wife’s health to be better. She carries breast cancer in her lymph system which has resulted in a mastectomy and hysterectomy. Every month she gets a heavy dose of estrogen suppressant that includes a host of serious side effects. There is no cure and it could grow anyplace on her body and any time. Add to that diabetes, fibromyalgia, depression, high blood pressure and brusitis. She’s had both hip joints replaced and her thumb’s first joint fussed to compensate for the arthritis.

    A second wish is that she understand finance better or didn’t get lost on one-way streets.

    This subject reminds me of a saying: I wanted gloves and shoes until I meet someone who had no hands or feet.

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    • MackenzieLee

      MackenzieLee October 11, 2012, 2:43 am

      I’m sorry about her breast cancer. That sounds horrible.

      The fact that she gets lost on one way streets is simultaneously hilarious and adorable

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  • Lyra

    L October 11, 2012, 12:15 am

    When i first met my guy I would have said be the fix-it-up one because he couldn’t fix ANYTHING. Then my dad took him under his wing and has been teaching him basic car mechanics and fix-it tips and now my boyfriend is all sorts of handy! Not quite as handy as my dad though, since my dad is superdad and can fix ANYTHING. No joke. When I first met my guy I could fix a LOT more than he could. Ha. 🙂

    Now, I really wish he would be more spontaneous and more romantic. I know I’ve posted about this once or twice on here, but I’ve only gotten flowers from him once in the past three years. I loooove flowers and he knows it. In fact, I’d rather get flowers than most anything else. He’d rather give me something that will last. Le sigh.

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  • MackenzieLee

    MackenzieLee October 11, 2012, 2:31 am

    I wish my boyfriend dressed a little better. But that just means now I get to shop for him and dress him the way I want to because he really doesn’t care too much

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    Lynn October 11, 2012, 10:46 am

    Hahaha oh my goodness, all of y’all’s comments are cracking me up! My favorite part though is how it’s so dang obvious how much all of you love your significant others. It’s too cute.

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  • Brad

    Brad October 11, 2012, 11:51 am

    I wish more women could be happier being home. Going out all the time is just exhausting to me. This world needs more female gamers in it.

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    Emma October 11, 2012, 1:57 pm

    I wish he were easier to wake up in the morning. My usually sweet man turns into a horrible monster if you try to interrupt his sleep, even if he asked you to. I’d rather not be called a handful of names and end up being late to things, thanks.

    But other than that, he’s smart, pretty and lovable… if a little on the lazy side. I’m lazy too, though, so I can’t complain.

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