ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Never Suffer From “Just Because” Again

Updated on March 30, 2020
whittwrites profile image

Tim is a local educator who earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Albright College in Reading, PA. He is an avid writer and artist.

The cat contemplates life...just because
The cat contemplates life...just because | Source

There is a popular book out there called Men are From Mars and Women are from Venus. The whole idea of this book is wrapped in the idea that just because we differ in gender we differ in everything else. All I can say about the book is I didn’t need a book to tell me that. I know my wife and I differ in the way we communicate. Let me give you an example my wife will ask me why I did something and I will answer just because.

Now what exactly does the phase, "just because," mean? I don’t really know I just use it because I can’t think of anything else to say. Why didn’t you take out the trash, just because? Why didn’t you fix the plumbing the basement, just because? Now I think it is very hypocritical that as a parent we can use that phrase when our kids ask us why they cannot go somewhere but when it comes to using it in a conversation with my wife I get in trouble.

That little phrase “just because” has brought about more conversation and argument in my household that any other thing I can think of well except for maybe not marking things on the dreaded back door calendar, but we will talk about that later. I did not really understand how annoying the phrase was to my wife, just because I never took the time to.

Woops there I go again. Let me explain why I think the phrase “just because” is irritating and it’s not just because my teenagers use it too much it is just because exactly what does it mean. I know I asked that question already but I want to know who started using that phase and if it is the same person who started using yes, but and but in a sentence to get themselves out of trouble.

The problem with this communication thing is that I do not think my wife uses the phrase just because as much as I do. I think it is just because there are times I am not paying attention to her when she is talking and since I don’t know what she said I do not know to how to answer the question I was just asked I simply say just because. I still have not figured out why she gets mad at me for that. I know it can’ t be just because there has to be more to it then that

Well hopefully someday I will figure it out. For now I guess I will just have to sit back and wonder about this communication thing between men and women. I wonder if God made us so we communicate differently so we could complement each other or just because He has a sense of humor. I think I am going to end this article right now not for any other reason but just because.

I hope you are reading this article just because you think it is funny not just because there was nothing else to do with your time. Oh yeah I felt like I should write a little more just because. I hope by now you are tired of seeing the phrase just because and you can see how annoying it can be when someone overuses it in a conversation. This means the next time your husband or wife ask you why you did something you tell them don’t use just because as a cop out. Also when your kids ask why tell them don’t leave it at just because.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)