How Quickly Can A Marriage Go Wrong?

So I’ve been watching quite a few episodes of Married at First Site – the Australian version.  Some couples seem to do really well and others just crash and burn.

I think everyone knows that fighting dirty is not a good practice right?

Like when someone confronts the other person with an issue they don’t really want to hear about or deal with, rather than discussing the issue and listening to the other person’s perspective and feelings the person being confronted goes into attack mode.  They often say something mean and totally unrelated to the issue at hand.  This just sends everything into a downward spiral that is difficult to recover from.  How many of these types of occurrences can a marriage survive?

If you’re on the show Married At First Site – not very many.

Marriages don’t usually die by some big catastrophic failure.  Marriages often die a “death by a thousand cuts”.  All the inconsiderate mean careless thoughtless actions and behaviors just keep piling up until one person or both people realize they would be better off alone.

Just stop and think and don’t inflict those thousand cuts.  It’s just not worth it.


Day 5 of Blogging Challenge – Orange is the New Black

So I watched the first three episodes of Orange is the New Black and so far I’m a little disappointed.  It’s been a year since I watched season two, but season two seemed a bit more compelling.

This season seems more like a bunch of confused clowns wandering around the prison getting into silly hijinx.

So I might watch the rest of the season if I get bored enough.

I’m waiting for the new season of Rectify to come out in July.

This blog is deep man, deep.

30 Day Blogging Challenge and Olive Kitteridge

This is my new blog.  I am challenging myself to post every day for 30 days – perhaps only a picture or a sentence – but every day for 30 days starting on June 12, 2015.

So this is day 1.

What will this blog be about?  Whatever I want.  When I try to limit myself to a topic it never works.  I hope to amuse my audience or at least myself.

Things that interest me?

Cats, nature, gardening, humor, television, changing the World, conspiracy, exercise, Spanish, blogging, building authentic connections to other souls, attempting to eat healthfully, – I think that’s the proper way to say that?  That’s what Rachel Ray says anyway.

So I watched the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” about the life of a woman who doesn’t quite fit the mold.  I can relate on some levels to her awkwardness and definitely to her avoidance of awkward and fake social situations.

Hmm, I could try to do some kind of profound analysis of this four part miniseries and what it says about the human condition, but that would bore the both of us.

I do love these types of shows because they allow me to connect with people, well at least with imaginary people.  For a short time you feel that deeper connection with characters that I am not so great at achieving in the real world.  In the real world we all need to pretend that we’re okay or they might call out the insanity bus on us.

So should you watch Olive Kitteridge?  I don’t think it’s everyone’s cup of tea.  If you’re looking for sex or action or a simple and likable protagonist, then don’t watch it.

If authors like Tennessee Williams appeal to you, then you may like it.  Oh also, if you liked the movie “About Schmidt” then you might find this interesting.  There is a similar plot line as both characters lose their spouses during the course of the movie/TV series.

Day 1 of my challenge is done.