Dear Mik and Mike: My boyfriend who used to be a couch potato finally got a job! I was so relieved and thrilled as I had been paying all the bills and quite frankly tired of seeing him on the couch or computer all day. The problem is, now I hardly see him and when I do see him he is passed out from work. I am not sure which situation was better. What am I to do?
Why is it nothing this guy does will satisfy you? Make time after he gets home from work to do something together, like take a walk, go to the gym, or have sex. Under no circumstances allow him to have any alcohol until the two you have had some couple time. I would also advise that you listen to what he has to say about his work, and make encouraging and understanding noises, since he has probably been feeling less than manly as a non-contributing couch potato. Men need to do things and fix things, and yours is back on track, with his balls firmly back in his pants instead of in cold storage. Quit your whining.
Dear Questionable Choice of Boyfriend: So it sound like when the boyfriend was in potato mode he wasn’t paying much attention to you, but was more interested in the TV and the computer. Now that he is working full time, he’s too bushed for you, plus what about all that time he’s lost watching TV and surfing the web while working? Perhaps you two might explore finding a shared interest – like Giants baseball. It’s kept couples together through the spring, summer and fall months for years on end. It’s on TV almost every night (even truncated versions of day games), and best of all can be enjoyed on the couch, even during sex (which at best might last a couple of innings). It will also give you something to talk about in between games, and can be researched on the computer (also during sex, if necessary). As far as being “passed out from work” goes, a little hot chili oil to the scrotum can revive even the most bushed day laborer, plus it’ll make the ball game more interesting.
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