One of the things that the "so you're getting married" books, web sites, and TV shows don't inform you is that you may find your spouse telling you that you get dressed wrong. I'm not talking about constantly ripping buttons off your shirts, or tearing articles of clothing on belt buckles, or even wearing one article of clothing over another, when it really should be under. No, I'm talking about the order in which you put on and take off your shirt, pants, socks, etc...
Mrs. Geek and I have been dancing around this issue for a while now, and it finally came out into the open the other night when she said "you are doing that wrong". I don't think that this is a devastating blow to our marriage that will cause it to spiral down into divorce. I don't think I'll be changing the order I use to get (un)dressed either. I may close a door once in a while to avoid making my spouse uncomfortable... because Mrs. Geek's comfort and happiness are important to me.
So all you wedding advice people out there on the Internet: Listen up! Work on that book chapter/magazine article/web page about what to do when your spouse says "you're doing that wrong!" when it comes to putting on or taking off clothing.
on 2008-10-21 at 1:21 p.m.
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