I’ve read some posts from new husbands who were having a difficult time adjusting to married life. Evidently, their brides are chastizing them for things like leaving a spoon on the kitchen counter, or putting a towel on the wrong rack.
After hearing these things, I’m glad to have a very cluttered household. My wife of 26 years, bless her heart, cannot throw anything out. Every corner of our house has stuff crammed into it. Stuff falls out of the cupboards and closets when the doors are opened because they are so full. The other day I could not make a sandwich for lunch because the kitchen counter simply did not have one square foot of space available; her cannisters, food processor, plastic jars full of old pencils, margarine tubs full of vegetable bag twist-ties (“We might need them”), etc, covered the entire counter space.
There have been times when I’ve felt like sweeping my arm across the entire counter, pushing all the stuff onto the floor, just to make a point about it. However, a good husband who loves his wife, controls any anger he might sometimes feel. Don’t worry; I will never behave that badly.
At least she doesn’t chastize me about my messes, and we get along very well. Anybody you live with for 26 years is bound to exhibit some very annoying habits, and I would marry her again if I had it to do over. Thank God she’s not a compulsive, “neat freak.” I’m counting my blessings.
Any comments? God bless… - Rob