Sports and Marriage

Sports and MarriageThis is surely going to sound weird coming from a woman but Sports and Marriage do not have to be mortal enemies. I stand here to tell you this truth because I have heard, ad nauseum, women proudly boast of how they cannot stomach sports. As if there is a club that women join when they get married in which they swear allegiance to hating anything sports related. And if they do allow sports into their relationship, they will surely make it known that they do not participate but head to their craft room to crochet a Mongolian yurt!

If you ask my husband, he would tell you my most common vent when couples get together to watch aforementioned sporting event, that the women separate and gather in a far removed room to discuss the delicacies of their latest birthing trauma and share the hot glue gun. I don’t know for sure but I would guess that the men are A-OK with that because it is one of the few times they can enjoy sports in their life with minimal nagging (if you don’t take into account the heavy sighing or catty side remarks made as their wives come through the room to make their 18th cup of herbal tea!). As you may have noticed, my membership to the She-Women Man Haters Club has been permanently revoked and I am on the blacklist posted at the entry. Maybe Joe Larson is on to something here.

Hmmm…not sure I like this perception of my gender and am afraid he may be closer to right on than not! So from this woman, lover of sports and her man, maybe I can help get this ship back on course. There are a few good marriage tips that can be learned from sports. Dr. Jerry L. Cook gives you the top 5 list!

Sports and Marriage

Now for a woman’s perspective on the same line of thinking –

Basketball: Wait for the right moment.
Although you should pick the right time to have adifficult conversation, don’t wait too long before having the talk. If you waited 48 hours, you waited too long.

Bicycling: Know when to change gears.
There are times when a decision you made together just doesn’t work out. Don’t say ‘I told you so!’ Reevaluate the decision without blaming one another for the mistake. Check out the other sports links.

Ok this may sound so 50’s but it is from our younger generation – Words of wisdom I’m thinking.

Ladies, did I change your mind a bit on Sports and Marriage? It’s not that you need to know the difference between a field goal and a punt. Any more than our guys need to know the nuances of knit 1, pearl 2.  Let me know how this sounds for you by adding your 2 cents below in the comments.

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Julie and Matt have been married for 23+ years and have the belly laughs and wrinkles to prove it! They are also awesome parents to five adopted kiddos and the owner of the How To Fix My Marriage website.

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