Have you ever wondered what other couples argue about?
The shame sh*t you argue about…
Anyone who is in a relationship is going to argue with their partner and it doesn’t matter if you just started seeing each other or are a couple who has been going strong for five years.
1. The sides of the bed/ultimate sleeping position.
We should all really dedicate an entire date in the initial stages of casual dating to cuddling. You think you love someone, and then you find out that they take the entire blanket and smother you as you sleep. What do you do with two big spoons?
2. The “I gave it to you to borrow, not to keep” debate.
You’re so sweet on each other that you’re sharing each other’s clothes and personal space, breathing in one another’s musk, rocking hair ties, pants, hoodies – the whole lesbian wardrobe bliss. Until one day when she asks for her hoodie back…um, that is a staple in my wardrobe now? You gave it to me!
3. The music in the car.
During the honeymoon period of your relationship, both of you got equal play with the iPod. Then you realized you were dating a ‘skipper’ who switches songs 30 seconds in. After a while, the battle of who picks becomes so real that you have to turn on the radio just to have something ‘neutral.’
4. The bad backseat girlfriend – You all know how it goes.
“Let me know when to turn”
*20 minutes pass*
“I think we missed the turn?”
“YOU WERE IN CHARGE OF THE NAVIGATION”
5. The “no, it’s YOUR turn” argument.
Usually relating to cooking dinner, washing the dishes, taking the bins out or some other undesirable chore. “But I washed the dishes two days in a ROW last week!”
6. The “but I’m so comfortable!” argument.
Many a screaming match are born out of being so cozy in your blanket while your significant other uses the bathroom that, upon seeing them amble over on their return trip, you demand that they get you the remote, or the bag of chips, or some thing that you need so badly to survive but cannot be bothered to get up for because you “Are. So. COMFORTABLE.”
7. The ‘Shane’ argument.
I call this the ‘Shane’ argument because my ex and I literally broke up over an argument sparked by my support of The L Word’s Shane sleeping with Cherie Jaffe. Everyone has a person, a band, a show, whatever… that they know is kind of insufferable and lacks a defence for a lot of its awfulness, but you fight for them anyway.
8. The cuddle/tickle fight gone wrong.
It all starts with a playful touch. It ends in a kind of crying-laughing torture that can only be stopped with verbal death threats.
9. The thermostat cold war.
You get cold in the middle of the night and close a window. They wake up sweating and open it up. They leave for work. You put the heat on to compensate. They come home, livid that it is June and the heat is on. They open all the windows. The world explodes.
10. The great Netflix debate.
“Do you want to watch Grey Anatomy?”
“No, I want to watch Orphan Black”
“What about House of Cards?”
“I kind of wanted to watch Orphan…”
“We could always do Orange is the New Black?”
“I WANT TO WATCH ORPHAN BLACK.”