22 April, 2012

Eh....They Are More Like Guidelines

Good gravy. So I seem to have relationships on the mind. I'm sure it's a phase that will quickly pass or not....I suppose it's o.k. to want to be in one ever once in awhile.

Seriously though.....I feel like I've been reading a lot (lately) about rules and regulations that people have for folks in terms of what they are looking for in a partner. And I'm not just talking about tall, dark and handsome (or in my case.....nope, never mind, not telling, it would give too much away). I know we all have them (otherwise I wouldn't be posting this!), what we are looking for in that person we want to spend the rest of our lives with, but what if we just did away with them? What if we turned off that bit of our brain and decided to go with whatever the universe throws at us? It would be awesome, right! Who knows....that guy who drives you absolutely insane and seems to challenge you at ever turn might just be Mr. Right.

While I'm trying to convince my own self that doing so is a great idea, here is my "list" (although I like to look at them as guidelines) to ensure we are both happy.

  • Don't keep score: this isn't a game, it's a relationship. I'm not interested in trying to keep track of who is leading the imaginary race to being right.
  • Don't hold a grudge.....like reminding about that one time that I said that one thing that you didn't agree with. Ah, no. Once an argument is done, it's done so let's move on!
  • Plan time with your friends: SERIOUSLY. You want to join a sports league? Awesome. Fishing trip with your buddies? Have a brilliant time! Strip club for one of your friends birthdays/bachelor party/just because it's a weekend? Sure thing--here is $20 for a lap dance*!
  • Be kind.
  • Don't hate on my dog. I know, she's a bit obnoxious but she's old and got nothin' but love for everyone. 
  • If you don't make me attend functions I don't want to go to, I wont' make you go to functions you don't want to go to.
  • Do what you love! Follow your dreams/passion and know that you have someone at home cheering you on and waiting impatiently for you to return to hear about your great adventures! Or just take me with you--that's cool, too. 
  • Don't make fun of my choices in music. It's weird-it's random-it's lovely. If you do, we're done. 
  • Be creative.
  • Be loving.
  • Give great hugs.
  • Be yourself.
*I have no idea how much a lap dance costs these days, but I'd still be willing to pay for one.

1 comments:

  1. I like all these. I actually want my guy to have his own friends and own passion. Sure, I'm happy to share mine, but given how I like my alone time, I'm OK with each of us having our own thing.

    Also, replace "dog" with "cats," and that's me. They're obnoxious, and not everyone loves cats, but they're mine. And they're not going anywhere.

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