Marriage Is Simple

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m definitely trolling with the title. Like, I’m sure some people are going to read it and think “this dude is pandering and doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” In actuality, I know exactly where I’m going with this, man. The fact of the matter is, marriage can be simple in concept and extremely difficult in execution. With all of that being said, in celebration of my wedding anniversary, I’d like to explain how one basic idea has helped me along this journey.

Now, at this point, my wife and I have been married for four years and together for nearly 13 years. Needless to say, we’ve had our fair share of disagreements. Anyway, during my early 20’s, I was very wrapped up in being “right.” If we were having an argument, I was determined to highlight the logic behind my point. For further context, this was an issue that I had even prior to dating my wife. However, over time, I’ve learned to change my approach. To be fair, my wife and I still have our squabbles, but the trajectory is different. While we still try to get our points across, we simultaneously try to empathize with the other person. Frankly, that’s the only real way to come to a resolution.

Real talk, in the heat of an argument, I’m not going to pretend like we’re automatically in tune with the other person’s mindset. But, we also take the time to step away from one another and ruminate on what was said. It’s during these times that we’re able to see where the other person is coming from. From there, when we reconvene, we can express our feelings in a more constructive manner. Our communication is more fleshed out and we can reach a better level of understanding. All in all, issues don’t fester for long periods of time because we make sure to circle back around and reach middle ground.

In the end, my message is simple, brethren: empathy is the key. Ultimately, communication is only half of the battle. By and by, people can talk until they’re blue in the face, but if your significant other isn’t internalizing what’s being said, then it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, empathy is easy and difficult at the same time. It’s a constant process and needs continual mastering. So, get to it, son. That is all. LC out.

Am I The Only One Who Eats Bread Ends?

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, this is probably going to be the most trivial post I’ve ever written. But, I have a serious question, man? Am I the only person who eats bread ends? Like, whether I’m speaking with my wife or my mother, they think that I’m the weirdest person in the world for not throwing out the ends, fam. Shit, my wife has already brainwashed our kids into believing that the ends taste different. All in all, am I the only one who’s an equal-opportunity bread consumer?

Ok, as ridiculous as it sounds, this topic has been a long-running debate in my house. Now, for some reason, my wife is under the assumption that there is something wrong with eating bread ends. In her eyes, the quality of the ends is different than the rest of the loaf. Because of this, she refuses to make sandwiches for herself or the kids with those particular slices. However, I literally don’t see a difference, bruh. Hell, to me, bread is bread is bread, son.

Now, in addition to my wife, my mother and a few other people that I know feel the same exact way. With that being said, I really want to know why, man? Is there really a difference to people or are folks just being extra/wasteful? Seriously, enlighten a brother, fam. Side note, I’m still going to eat the bread ends, but I legitimately want to know what type of time people are on. Anyway, holla at me, bruh.

In the end, nothing else needs to be said, son. Ultimately, I wrote this post just to poll my followers. Side note, I laughed very hard when I wrote “poll my followers.” In any case, it’s that type of Friday, man. By and by, I’m out here writing nonsense that’s not really nonsense, fam. So, let me know what’s good, brethren. That is all. LC out.