Guess what? Sometimes marriage is gross. Sure, it’s wonderful and fulfilling and there’s lots of kissing but really, it can be nasty at times. Downright icky. Remember all that for better or for worst stuff and in sickness and in health? That’s marriage’s way of saying “it’s gonna be disgusting”.
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Take being sick. At some point, it’s going to happen to one (or both) of you. And being sick? Not pretty. There’s snot and phlegm and coughing and even vomit. And you won’t be able to hide it from each other. In fact, one of you may be forced to CLEAN UP something that came out of the other’s orifice. You don’t have to like it – but you will have to do it.
Even the mundane can be gross. Like dirty laundry. It goes in the dirty clothes hamper, right? Well, for some, the answer is NO. For some, a pile of dirty underwear on the floor NEXT to the laundry hamper is fine and dandy. And socks? Plan to find those babies in the weirdest places – the cushions of the couch, used as coasters for coffee cups, on the kitchen counter. It will happen.
And let’s not forget the smells. Or that fact that at least one of you will likely be endlessly entertained by forcing the other to SMELL your smells. From letting one rip in bed and then holding your head under the covers to trapping you in the hallway outside the bathroom that now smells like roadkill – it’s all gross.
Basically, marriage is gross. But (and this is the cheesy part) if you have a solid relationship with the person you’re married to – it’s just a speed bump in the journey. Love really CAN make lots of crap (heh.) tolerable.
What’s your partner’s grossest habit (or yours)?