Marriage Conflict Resolution: Would You Rather Be Right or Married?

Arguing vs communicating

A lesson in humility

There once was a man named Stevie

who shared all his time with the TV

His wife wanted more

than she'd gotten before

So the question she asked him was easy.


Stevie my dear, the questions are clear

I'll ask you just once if we fight

Look up from the tube

you sniveling boob

would you rather be married or right?

Other Alternatives

What should have he done?

  • Clam up, he's out of his league.
  • Read the book "Recongnizing men are stupid and other techniques for arguing with a woman."
  • Understand that she is the master of rhetoric and not even today's politicians could win this argument.
  • Kiss, make up and beg for mercy hoping your next argument with her will be on your birthday.
  • None of the above...your goose is cooked!
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This hub was meant entirely for jest and no part of it is intended to cause harm or hard feelings. Really! Of course, your comments are welcomed. 23 comments

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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

This is great! I love it!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

With that scenario I reckon we'd be headed to court.

TFP


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Dex!

Thanks for the read and the comment. It was to do and some of the funnier lines wound up on the cutting room floor!

Have a great day!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hey TFP!

You bet and I don't want to admit it but been, there, done that. Hahaha

Thanks for the read and the comment.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hey BORN....lol...you had me at the TITLE! This is too cute! I love it. You are one smart guy when it comes to w o m e n !!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thanks Paula, but not really. I've just learned my lesson well. When the master says heel, her best friend listens! Hahaha!

Thanks for the read and the comment! Of course, I am grateful.


stessily 4 years ago

Bruce, Great, humorous poem which makes quite a serious point! And the video adds helpful tips. Sometimes it's better to lose a battle than to be drawn into a full-scale war. Well done. Sharing.

Appreciatively, Stessily


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hey Stessily!

Thanks, it was a hoot with a point, let's call it a poot! Ok, well, maybe not. Hahaha! But it was fun and I hope those who need it, get it!

The ultimate respect for men and women is understanding each others views. Wish I would've learned that earlier in life.

Thanks for reading and commenting,

Bruce


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

LOL...this one snuck right by me! Rather different for you but you have crafted a very funny piece that, by the way, speaks oodles of truth.

Well done Bruce!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thanks Bill!

I like to get off the beaten path every once in a while. (Although that probably is what gets me in trouble. I'm Chuckling)

As always, I'm grateful for your time and thoughts!

Bruce


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Rebecca2904 4 years ago

Great post! Really funny :) ... although of course, I think women can be just as guilty of neglecting their partner as men can!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thanks Rebecca! From a man's point of view you may have a point. From a husband's viewpoint, yes ma'am is the correct reply. Hahaha!

Thanks for reading and commenting.

I am, of course, always grateful!

Bruce


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izettl 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

Voted up and funny...and "none of the above, his goose is cooked". This rings true for my husband and I- he comes home turns on the TV and finally at the end of the night, he turns it off and smiles at me. Buddy, I've been here all night and you're JUST noticing me!! What really makes me feel SPECIAL is when he is watching re-runs or a movie he's seen a million times before. i thought I could at least be more interesting to him than a re-run!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Ooooh izzetl, I am sorry. Though I don't watch much TV at all, my wife thinks the computer is the same thing and therefore I am guilty. (Though I differentiate it because I think I'm doing something to contribute to others. Oh well)

I guess your hubby and I would be poster children for a modified form of embryonic testing for the predisposition of this male gene eh? (LOL)

Thanks for the read and the comment!

Peace be with you!


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Bruce. Very funny, yet true. Really enjoyed this.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Life is a comedy isn't it bdegiulio? And we say the birds do crazy things.

Thanks for reading!

Bruce


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Hello Bruce. I will be back after work to read this. I'm curious, the hook is set, now reel me in then as I read your words becoming thoughts leading to ideas and finally . . . maybe, just maybe change . . .


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Melis Ann 4 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

Funny! Very creative!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thanks Melis Ann,

I'm glad you liked it. It was a fun creation for me too!

I appreciate the comment,

Bruce


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Bruce, a funny yet constructive piece you've written, I'm single and celibate for some 20 years and I don't have tv just music and this computer since 2008. I suppose I spend 3 or 4 hours out of a 12 hour day messing around on it, the rest is spent playing with my animals or working on my dusty do list of things I need to do but don't want to. If the solar is working and the water is not leaking I'm good to go, I'm a simple person and live a simple life.

Blessings and peace,

dust


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Dusty!

Thank you for reading my hub. I am grateful that you invested some of your time with me. I so appreciate the mind of a man for whom simplicity is a way of life, not matter how you got there.

I would say there is a plethora of men who would gladly trade places with you. (Perhaps even the one I portrayed in this hub) LOL!

Thanks Dusty, you have made my day!!!

Sincerely,

Bruce


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Haha!! I am the only one thus far who answered with choice number two: "Recongnizing men are stupid and other techniques for arguing with a woman."

I can't say much here because I have been practicing abstinence and celibacy for over a decade ... I don't do it to be right either, it's how I chose to be.

Interesting read.

Cheers!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Mr. Happy and welcome back!!!

Thank you for honoring this page with your presence! You know I am grateful. I applaud your decision, of course. If it serves you and those around you with happiness and joy, I say Bravo!

At one time I was going to write a book entitled "Men, How to Make Life Your Life Easy: Just admit that you are a man and you are stupid." LOL!

The ladies like it but the guys go, "huh?"Again LOL.

Thanks Mr. Happy, for the comment!

Peace be with you and be well!

Bruce

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