After doing some heavy-duty scientific calculations (yeah, right!), I’ve figured out that after an argument, my wife stays mad at me for an average of 2.25 hours. Now I use the term argument very loosely, as most of our disagreements are mostly centered really important things like: what’s for dinner (whatever you feel like cooking); who’s going to get dressed and go to the store (I went last time), or why the trash hasn’t been taken out (because I have a 13 year old that should be pretty good at it by now)! LOL!
So what’s my “stay mad” interval? 15 MINUTES! Yep, that’s it – .25 hours and then as the song goes, I’m “On To The Next One“! My wife knows this, and this tends to make her even more upset! She wants me to be mad for 2.25 hours too – but I just can’t do it! I really can’t concentrate on any one thing for that long.
It’s just like when she brings up something that I “allegedly” said during one of our previous disagreements; I’m pretty much a goner at that point because I have absolutely NO recollection of what I said six arguments ago – heck, I can barely remember what I had for lunch yesterday.
I’d venture to say that most male-female relationships have very similar ratios. Oh, and if you haven’t figured it out by now, women are better at being mad at men than men are at being mad at women! So brothers, just stop wasting your time – your logic gene just can’t compete with her emotion gene! You’re better off spending your time working on building up your “stay mad” interval!
As always, you’ll See This Our Way!