Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Newlywed Infidelity and Curtains

I found this article (blog post?) on msn about how 12% of men and 15% of women admitted to cheating within the first year of marriage, and that it is estimated that the real number is more than half. That is nuts! If you're not even going to put in the effort for a year, why not consider that before you actually get married?!?

I do agree that monogamy is a choice, but I can't imagine how it could be possible for so many people to cheat that soon. I read something long before I was married that said something like: You don't always have to like your spouse, but you always have to love them. For me, this has rung true in my relationship. There have been periods where I didn't like Brian for whatever reason, but no matter what I love him, without question. Dislike, however, could not make me doubt the relationship enough to be unfaithful... just crazy. And kind of sad. It does make me think that my marriage is precious though, which is a good thing.

This morning I took my vomit curtains (they look like AND make me want to) and put them up in another room, where I can't see them unless I want to. Awesome, but now my livingroom looks naked and sad, and I just don't trust the miniblinds to keep the creepers out at night. I'm afraid I'm going to have to make a trip to find some drapes today, but what kind??? I am considering a mineral blue or moss green faux silk/lightblocker, but maybe I should try a stripe? I really think too much about this, but I don't want to make a rash decision and end up with curtains that may induce some vomiting. Also, I want them to also work when we get to Alaska, 'cause the crazy summer sunshine and arctic cold winters kind of scare me. Whatevs, we'll see how this all ends up...


  1. I hope you find some good curtains! I'm always trying to keep the creepers out at night.

    I think that's the worst story ever! I can't believe that people cheat on their spouse. It's so freaking sad!

  2. I HATE shopping for new curtains! I don't know what it is...maybe it's the stupid enormous front window I have that is impossible to shop for...either way, trying to find curtains I like is always a battle.

    Good luck!

  3. Wow. Those are some sad statistics! And -- if you haven't already decided on curtains, post a picture and I'll send my suggestions! :)