My last cartoon was about who buys adult movies. Hey, I’m allowed to talk about stuff like that!
Even with all that’s going on in the news, some part of us remembers other summers, and going someplace warm with a lot of salt water. Summer at the seashore. So here’s your cartoon for that.
But really, does your Significant Other do well in social situations, or does he have a meltdown in public? Do you not want to take him out in the real world?
Good Therapy.org says Shame is the silent killer in relationships – that we’re ashamed to be ashamed.
John Grohol published a new quiz just last month, to see if you have a Love, Lust or Loser relationship! There are several questions there about how your other interacts with someone in public. How do you feel about him with friends and family?
Oh, good. The Wall Street Journal decided to weigh in on relationships again. I love it when they analyze feelings with their stern rules and judgements. (They assume everyone has a “spouse.”)
Why do we often find a spouse’s faux pas so much more embarrassing than our own? Spouses represent one another. Doesn’t it say something about you if the person you chose to spend your life with tells insensitive jokes or dances with a lamp shade on his head? You may feel torn between your spouse and the people watching the behavior. And there’s the lack of control: “It’s the uncertainty that gets us—how bad is this going to get?” Dr. Leary says.
Of course, in this cartoon, the girl might just be annoyed at her friend, and not ashamed of her snowman man at all. But I think I might cover him up a little, if it was me.
Next in line: is your husband THIS annoying?