Inside the Mind of Man

So you know how last week I told you I'd give you a peek inside the mind of a dude when it comes to marriage? Well, I'm just now getting around to it. Haha! Needless to say, this past week and a half has been insane around here with traveling for Thanksgiving (more on that in the next post), working, and getting back to school.
You know how I had to write that reflection about marriage from a woman's point of view last week, well I had to re-write it from the opposite perspective for another assignment. So here's my little hypothetical reflection on marriage, from a man's perspective.

Monotonous Sex and the End of Guy’s Night?
            So we’re getting married in less than five months and all I can think about is how my life is going to go straight down the can (or so they say). Don’t get me wrong, I love my fiancĂ© to death. But just about every guy I know tells me that as soon as the ink is dry on the marriage license, so is the sex. And the thought of having to watch chick flicks for the rest of my life without getting laid afterward, now that just makes me want to punch a wall. Is marriage really that unsatisfying? I mean, you marry the “love of your life”, your best friend, and then spend the rest of your days eating pot roast and mashed potatoes and staring at each other? What is that?!
            Last time I checked, being married to your wife was supposed to be awesome. Sex a few times a day, dinner on the table when you get home from work, watching football with the guys on Sundays while she’s out with her girlfriends…Marriage is supposed to be fun! Right? I watched my parents’ marriage while I was growing up and I see it now and I realize just how much love and fun there is in their relationship. Granted, they’ve had a hell of a lot longer to fix their issues than my fiancĂ© and I have, but hopefully one day we’ll reach that point where life is life and we enjoy it together because it’s all we’ve got.  I really hope we end up my like my parents. Happy and still lovin’ the sex! Oh yeah!
            I know it’s not going to be easy to get there though. Like, I know it’ll be hard to be a good husband and still have my independence, but you do what you gotta do. I know she’ll want my help around the apartment and that she’ll want to spend more time together (which drains my guy time). And I know that I’ll probably come home stressed and tired after work when she’ll want to talk my ear off, but I guess those are just little things, right? No big deal. What I’m really worried about though is the money. We don’t have to live a life of luxury or whatever, but I still want to be able to give my wife nice things and have a sick car and live in a good neighborhood, you know? Hopefully my teaching job can help with that.
            I guess you just never know how things will work out. You just have to do your best and work with what you’ve got. And plus, I love her, so I’m pretty sure marriage won’t be the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. 

What do you think men fear about tying the knot? Any thoughts from husbands or boyfriends (aka potential husbands)?


Anonymous said...

"which drains my guy time"... I think you've pretty much got it all summed up there! Haha

Mrs. Nix said...

Haha! I just thought, "What has The Boyfriend said in the past about his thoughts on marriage?" And this is kinda what I got.

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