**Age you most closely identify with: ** 30-45 age group
Gender you most closely identify with: Female
**Ethnic origin you most closely identify with: **
**Hometown you most closely identify with: ** quasi rural americana. (Farmer & rural area that is quickly infested with yuppies searching for Mayberry.)
**Height while wearing the shoes of your choice: ** 5.4
Do you like Marilyn Manson?: absolutely not
**What about Marilyn Monroe?: ** she’s ok.
Are you a Raiders fan?: nope.
**Are you for or against the color pink?: ** when used in moderation.
Can you curl your tongue in a circle?: regretfully, no.
Long answer (hopefully!) survey questions (if you do not currently have a partner, feel free to fill the survey out about a previous partner)
**1. When you are mad/annoyed at your partner, what is it usually over (cheating, toothpaste in the sink, different choices in music, etc.)? ** His codependent family and if he would put his tools away when he finished he last project instead of leaving them right there then he would be able to find them instantly rather than wandering about in search of for hours/days. He has no beef with me…well…except for my penchant for wearing PJ’s all day, nap times and general overuse of the word ‘fuck’.
2. When your partner is mad/annoyed at you, what is it usually over? How I don’t want to associate with his family more than absolutely necessary. (Birthdays/holidays) He could see them every night, god, I’d rather poke my eyes out.
**3. What have you found to be the most effective w
ay to be forgiven by your partner?**I suggest he trot off to Home Depot for some tool therapy. But usually a leveling, no nonsense " I’m sorry".
**4. What does your partner usually do to gain your forgiveness? ** He would tell you he is never wrong. Hah. He just lets me have time to myself or a spree at a bookstore.
**5. What do you view as the main stressors in your relationship (lack of sleep, different views on money, etc.)? ** Family. His. Mine is dying or dead or pure comic relief.
**6. Please describe the cirsumstances surrounding the most serious tension that has ever been between you and your partner. ** His family is very nice and decent and emotionally dependent on my husband. He is the husband to his spineless emotionally needy mother. He is the brother to his wheelchair-bound father. He is the father to his sister (deluded, codependent pretentious sheep who has a cult following that mystifies me to no end. ) who married a nice guy ( for his future earnings potential and social standing) who cannot do jackshit around his house ( but a thoroughly likeably fellow despite his born-again evangelical views.) He cannot say no to anyone, so apparently, that is my job. Essentially he is his family’s worker drone. Did I mention they are German and have the sense of humor level that is quisessetially Kraut-i-fied? [size=1] Oh, apparently, I’m a pessimist and rather blunt at times. I don’t know what the fuck that is all about
7**. What do you and your partner do to communicate to each other that you are mad/annoyed with them?** Leaving seething messages via voicemail to him is a wonderful buffer. it gives him time to formulate his response and allows me venting space. The cell phone is a wonderfully neutral thing.
**8. Do you find that you feel closer or more distant from your partner during and after an argument? **
We don’t argue. He is too reasonable. he grew up watching parents argue and he won’t have anything to do with it. He sulks or pouts. I would love a good ripping fight, going nose-to-nose completely off the cuff spew I can handle on the fly without missing a beat. . Death and all its sundry I can handle, big fat cow eyes (his mother and sister’s usual method of defense.) just leave me stymied and leaves me emotionally constipated. ( God, I love that phrase.)
The question you need to ask:
9. Overall, how well do you and your SO/Spouse get along and handle crisis? Very well, thank you very much. We are complete opposites: he is cheerfully optimistic, I am the jaded voice of doom ™ . ( I would like to add that I am usually right -as in spot on right - because optimists are terrible judges of character because they are too busy admiring the sunshine that shines out of everyones arseholes.)
We’ve weathered so many non-self induced crisis ( inlaws horrific accident, my brothers decimating/debilititating disease/deaths, my mother’s comical-yet-painful panic attacks, my father-in-laws inability to realize the world doesn’t revolve around him, building a house, hubby working 120 hours a week for years on end, car trips ( ha, more stressful than a protologists exam) being sued, two car accidents within 3 weeks of each other, power outages that occur fairly regularly here it seems, my migraines and the terminality of the Lions lose season after season.) when we watch couples argue over such transient things like money and toothpaste in the sink we just don’t get it.
Whew. what fun.