I have always had odd choices in role models. I loved “Pistol” Pete Maravich as a kid. Kurt Cobain in high school. Chris Rock in my 20s. And Gavin McInnes in my 30s, which is a story for another day 😉 The first time I saw Chris Rock’s comedy, I was blown away. It was raw, vulgar, and honest. Chris ain’t afraid to say anything! Guns, race, women, he covers it all. But I love his views on marriage. In fact, you could say, everything I know about marriage I learned from Chris Rock.
What men want
“Food, sex, silence.”
What women want
“Women don’t want you to talk-talk. Women just want you to listen-listen.”
How to make a woman happy
“You want to make your woman happy? All you got to say is “How was your day?”
How to make a man happy
“Women, y’all gotta learn when not to talk.”
“Nobody gets a soul mate. It don’t happen. All you gonna get in life, if you lucky, is a mate. Just a mate. That’s all relationships are, they ain’t that complicated. It’s just f*^&ing and eating. If you don’t like f*^$ing somebody and you don’t like eating with them, y’all don’t need to be together.
“You know what they gonna say before it even comes out they mouth, and you just wanna stab them in the neck with a pencil.”
“Married and bored or single and lonely. Ain’t no happiness nowhere.”
“All good relationships are boring, all the exciting relationships are bad ones. You never know what’s gonna happen tomorrow when you’re in a bad relationship.”
“If you haven’t contemplated murder, you ain’t in love.”
“Only married people can understand how you can be miserable and happy at the same time.”
After 10+ years of marriage, I can honestly say the quote I relate to the most is boredom: “married and bored or single and lonely.” Marriage can be so boring. But boring in a good way. You can both sit on the couch, reading separate books, and you don’t need to say a word. There is a comfort in the boredom. Especially once you have kids because being bored is a luxury. But kids and marriage is a post for another day 😉
The day you get married you are filled with hopes and dreams for your future. You never imagine you will be bored with your spouse. But the day will come when you are glad to be married and bored rather than single and lonely.