When you’re in a relationship with another person, there are bound to be disagreements. Those loving fights every couple has. In fact, it’s during those heated moments when we truly get to learn who the other person is, which ultimately make you both stronger as a couple.
Sometimes arguing with your significant other can even be fun and playful. It’s not about winning; it’s just about pushing the other person’s buttons just enough for a little extra attention. Everyone loves an attention seeker, right? Sarcasm intended.
Here are some silly fights the Mrs. and I have that make us, well, normal:
1. The “You Turn Out the Light” Fight
Who wants to get out of bed when there’s someone else lying naked in it? Your significant other decided to take the side that is farther from the switch? Yeah, nice try! I’m famous for the “you are closer” tactic.
This rivalry has gone as far as challenging the other person to withstand sleeping with the lights on until one of you gives in. You’re not flicking the switch without a fight.
…But seriously, it’s your turn.
2. The “Who Orders the Menu Item That You Both Want” Fight
So, who’s going to get the better entree tonight? You can’t both order the same thing! Winning in this fight is defined as ordering the undesirable dish and liking it better than the one you two originally fought over.
The Mrs. always somehow sees something on the menu that I don’t. It never fails. She waits until I’ve settled on something and she asks what I’m ordering. “Oh really? I’m getting the (insert delicious menu item here that has cheese, truffle butter and more cheese)”. Whaaaat?! I didn’t even see it coming. Now I’m stuck with the 2nd best.
I butter my bread violently as I curse myself.
3. The “You-Should-Do-This-But-I-Don’t-Want-To” Fight
“I think you should get that thing checked out.” (Usually the Mrs.)
“I hate doctors. Pass.” (Definitely Me)
“It looks really bad. Please go. I’ll go with you.”
“Stop telling me what to do!”
“You know I’m right.”
Fast forward to us sitting in the waiting room reading magazines awaiting my appointment!
4. The “You Are Gross” Fight
Also what I like to call the “Please Don’t Suffocate Me With Your Farts In Bed” fight. This particular fight includes things like having your partner clipping your toes in bed or on the fuzzy cuddle blanket and picking your nose in the kitchen. You are gross. But your a cute, gross.
5. The “I Don’t Want To Fight About This” Fight
It’s the type of fight that makes you go ”Wait, why are we fighting about this?” Like when you mutually don’t want to attend a friend’s party, but you both aren’t saying it outright. She has a closet full of nothing to wear, you rather chill out and watch Netflix with her. No one wants to be the party pooper. The two of you will eventually stop this and realize you’re both on the same team. (The team that wants to stay home and eat ice cream out of the carton naked).
6. The “Where Did You Put My Stuff?” Fight
“Where did you put my sh*t? You are always moving my things!”
…Moments pass. (By the way, I am the only one in our relationship who starts this particular fight).
“Oh, here it is. In my back pocket. I love you babe.” *forcing the cheesiest smile ever!*
7. The “You Have Too Much Crap” Fight
You’re already hogging the minimal closet space with empty carry-on bags, dresses and old button up shirts that no longer fit.
You have to downsize both physically and mentally in order to make room for another person. Put your shit away! This includes your never-worn cheap black blazer.
8. The “Tell Me What You Want” Fight
“Do you want Italian or Chinese for dinner?”
“I want what you want.”
“I don’t care what we do.”
“Just tell me what it is that you want.”
“I’m happy doing whatever.”
“Tell me what it is that you want!”
“I don’t know, just find something on Yelp?!”
“Jesus, just pick something!”
“Let’s just get sushi.”
*Insert Face of Frustration* Kiss and make up (sex). End scene.
9. The “What Are We Watching Tonight?” Fight
The great debate for us is usually something like how the Mrs. swears trash TV like Teen Mom 2 and Keeping Up With the Kardashians is more interesting than the Saints or Lakers game. She loves sports, don’t get me wrong, but she just HAS to know more about Khloe’s butt and who is the worst mom of the week.
Leave it to her and I’ll get something like this: “How about settling on a nice movie, like…The Fault in Our Stars, babe? It’s about, um, celebrities who turn fighter pilots or something like that”. She tricks me everytime. Same with those corny Lifetime movies. I can’t trash Lifetime though, I always get sucked in. Who stole the baby? The babysitter? Ooooh, that damn Ashley! I knew it!
10. The “You’re Coming to My Family Dinner” Fight
This is how it feels sometimes:
Sometimes you don’t want to go just as much as the Mr. or Mrs. doesn’t want to. But like you said the time you convinced me to wax forbidden areas, “We’re in this together.”
11. The “Let’s Stay In Versus Go Out” Fight
“Fine, I’ll just go to the party on my own.” (The Mrs.)
(Puts on tight jeans, heels and a crop top.)
“Okay, I’m coming.” (Me)
12. The “Play with Meeee, Love Meeee” Fight
A little attention goes a long way. Put down the phone. Put the computer away. Focus on the glorious person in front of you who wants nothing more than to be present in your eyes. That is worth fighting for.
So as I write this I’m asking the Mrs. what photo we should use. Her suggestions…..do you see a pattern here?!
We’re dying to see if there are other couples who fight about these silly things as much as we do. If you have any crazy but loving fights tell us about them in the comments!