Tag Archives: Marriage

You Make Me Sick

Everyone handles sickness in their own ways. Some people lock themselves in a room until they feel better. Others mope around and make sure the world knows they don’t feel well. Others still pretend they’re fine when clearly they are under the weather. We all have our own ways to deal with being sick. Both of us got most likely get our ways from our parents. Continue reading

Be The Change You Want To See In The World

Recently, someone we know posed the following question to us: What is one thing you think you needed to change when you first got married. After pretending to discuss it for a bit while we were in fact just drinking lots of wine, we decided why not write about it. (And just so you don’t think we pretend to have come up with the title or that we think Oprah said it first, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” are the words of Mahatma Gandhi.)

She Says: I’ll Take Change For $1000 Alex

Being married has taught me a lot about myself.

For instance, the fact that my husband intentionally tries not to laugh at witty comments I make just to prove a point tells me I’m funnier than I ever thought. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

Once upon a time, a wise man by the name of Mark Twain said:

“Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath.  Today, we are a pious and exemplary community.  Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.

Like husband like wife, we both share the same sentiments as Mr. Twain in this snapshot. Continue reading

Tis The Season

If you know us at all, you know that we love the Holiday Season. It’s a great time of year and we love to enjoy Christmas. One of the things that has been interesting to explore together is the merging of past holiday experiences into our marriage.

He Says: Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as… as… as a fiddler on the roof!

Oh the Holidays. What a wonderful time of year filled with loved ones, joy and warm greetings. A time when we have hit the darkest and coldest months of year, yet we can smile as we sit next to a warm fire and a radiant tree. Somehow this dark month can become one of the brightest and most pleasant of the year. Continue reading

What If We Were Single?

We realize that this is a rather odd topic to right about, but what if the two of us had never met? What if Buris On the Couch were simply Buri On the Couch? Where would we be then….

He Says: What Else Could I Be Doing?

I like to always think about what else I could be doing. This is true for the most mundane aspects of my life as well as the most important. It isn’t that I have “grass is greener” syndrome and always think I could be doing something better. In fact, it is the exact opposite. I like to think about what else I could be doing so that I can avoid any sort of “grass is greener” syndrome. Continue reading

Sexual Revolution or Media Intrusion

The average male loses his virginity at 16.9, and the average female will lose hers at 17.4 years old. It’s thought that willingness and impulsiveness to have sex at an earlier age is inherited. About 1 in every 10 married adults sleep alone; that’s 12% of married couples. About 75% of men orgasm during sex, but only 29% of women do. The average woman between the age of 20-59 will have 4 sex partners throughout her life, whereas the average male of the same age group will have 7 sex partners. Why are these stats interesting? Why is our culture so interested in sex? Why does sex overpower and dominate everything that we’re fed each day? Sex is interesting, yes, but aren’t there more important things to be constantly obsessing about? Continue reading

Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all

To refresh our readers out there, the two of us every week or every other week choose a topic that affects us both and then we write about it. We write completely independent of each other. Only until after we have both finished the entry, do we read the other’s musings. We just want you to remember this before you begin reading on. The similarity of our blogs is merely a coincidence. Or maybe it means we’re actually learning to become a loving couple…Yea, you’re right. It’s probably just a coincidence. Continue reading

More Fighting

Every couple fights. Some more than others. Some in a healthy manner and some not so healthy. We tend to act as if fighting is a sport. Hopefully someday we’ll learn better and fight fair. And healthy. Until then, you’ll continue to read about fighting.

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She Says: The Root of Our Fights

I think it was Katherine Hepburn who said “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.  Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”  And from time to time, I can see how this makes sense. Continue reading

“Work – [wurk] n., adj., or v. – 1. effort directed to produce or accomplish something. 2. also known as hell.”

For several years, at least once a week, one of us turns to the other with a casual suggestion to “retire this year” or “take a long vacation.” The problem with these comments–between two late twenty something career oriented spouses–is that we rarely take ourselves seriously at such thoughts. They are more or less encouraging words that help us get through each week as we run the rat race with so many others. The last year and a half, however, has marked a time when we’ve really taken every opportunity to attempt to balance our work life and our out-of-work life. Here, we share our experience as to how we’ve progressed from living for our work, to just working for a living. Continue reading

PMS

Is there any further intro necessary? Everyone understands the He Says, She Says debates and jokes regarding PMS. There’s nothing interesting we could possibly add. Or is there?

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She Says: Can I Get A PMS Pill Up In Here?

I once dated someone who frequently called me a b-i-t-c-h. And not in a joking way. It irritated me so much that after we broke up (thank God) and once I started dating my husband, I filled him in on my issues with referring to me as a b-i-t-c-h in any sense of the word. Continue reading