Funny Tips for Marriage That Actually Make Sense
There a few fun tips for marriage we often hear that don’t serve just to lighten up a stressful situation, but actually, make perfect sense. The reason is in that, although meant to make you laugh, funny marriage bits of advice are usually just that – a humorous version of an advice. Whether you’ll take it or not is up to you, but do consider them as you would your normal advice. At least you’ll get a chance to giggle at life’s harsher side.
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Although we should take it, as any other funny tip, with a dose of reservation, especially the “loveless” part of it, this piece of advice does indicate toward one important aspect of married life many young couples miss to notice. And due to missing this significant factor of a happy married life, they often end up in a therapist’s office. This element can be simply named “tolerance and understanding”.
Yes, the advice tells men to never try and understand their wives, but that’s the comical part. What lies underneath is precisely that – tolerance towards not being able to fully get someone and loving them for it. Because for an average man, understanding someone means hearing a completely coherent stance he can agree or disagree with, but the main aspect of it is that he can grasp it as he would a math assignment.
And women don’t talk like that or think like that. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t make sense. So, this is where tolerance towards differences needs to step in. So, women might want to try and be less clingy, this advice tells us, and men more respectful towards women’s way of seeing the world.
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This is one of the most cited funny marriage pieces of advice for decades. And it reveals something about married life dynamics that tend to set in in almost every relationship. Whether it is explicit, loud or assertive, or more passive and silent, a wife’s behavior has a tendency to be rather stubborn and persistent.
So, this advice tells us not that women are errorless. Not at all. Both genders make mistakes. However, as it seems, in marriage the wife usually has the persistence to prove her point no matter what. And husbands, with years passed, usually learn to let their wives have their way. Although it is true, and women often know a better way to do things such as chores or organize a family trip, it is a wife’s insistence on her stance that earned her the winning place in this funny marriage tip.
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When discussed from a serious point of view, we need to say that you should not really be a source of distress for anyone in your life, especially not your loved ones and not for the entire lifetime. On the contrary, ideally, your spouse will be your safe haven from all the troubles in life and vice versa. But, life is rarely ideal, and so are marriages.
So, where the truth hides in this piece of advice? It is somewhere in between what we just described as the perfect situation and the funny tip. It is in the fact that we are not to be afraid of conflicts in marriage, as long as we know how to resolve them in a healthy manner. It is in the fact that our spouses will, hopefully, love us regardless of the fact that there are a few of our weaknesses that annoy them. And in the hint that we should possess the same tolerance towards our spouse’s flaws.
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This one is a really important pointer towards one potentially disastrous error many couples make. Especially when they get hitched too quickly. And that is not knowing their future life partner in a situation of distress, frustration, and anger. Amazingly, but too many couples get married before they get to see each other’s worst sides.
As a result, they get stuck in a marriage with someone who they do love, with whom they might even have children already, but whose reaction to problems they just can’t tolerate. So, this advice teaches us to get to know not only the best but the worst of our future spouse before we commit to sharing our lives with them because we might not like how they handle problems – and there will be plenty.
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