I was talking to a friend of mine who has been married for 5 years. She mentioned that her husband frequently has terrible breath and it can put a damper on her sex drive, but she is too timid to mention it to him. The other day I was reading the Slashdot forums and a poster mentioned that he can’t tell his wife of many years that he likes the game Grand Theft Auto Vice City because she wouldn’t approve of it. I’ve never been married myself, but I just don’t understand this kind of behavior. Maybe it’s because my parents had such an open and honest relationship, but the way I see it if I’m going to bind myself to one person for the rest of my life there shouldn’t be anything that we can’t express to each other.
“Honey, your breath smells like a small rodent crawled into your mouth and died, maybe you should see someone about that, because it’s not one of my turn-ons.”
Or, “Dear, you know I would never harm a fly, but I get a kick out stealing cars and running over pedestrians in a video game, okay?”
Is that so hard?