by Ryan Fu •
PHOTO CREDIT: BRIAN LINDENSMITH/ ALL ACCESS PHOTOS
PHOTO CREDIT: BRIAN LINDENSMITH
1. If you and your partner are indecisive about where to eat or what movie to watch, play the “5-3-1″ game. One person names five choices, the other vetoes two of them, and then the first person eliminates the remaining two. Ta-da, no more “Where you do want to eat?” “I don’t care, what do you want to do?”
2. The person who cooks shouldn’t do the dishes. It’s only fair!
3. Every cohabiting couple needs a separate room with a door that shuts, even locks. This room can be used for napping, reading, listening to music, wrapping presents, having private phone conversations, or sulking.
4. Thank each other for everything. There’s no need to be effusive when someone takes out the garbage, but it’s nice to show and be shown appreciation for even the most everyday obligations.
5. Don’t tell people that they’re wrong about insignificant things. For instance, if your guy says that Steven Spielberg directed Star Wars, laugh a little on the inside, but don’t tease him for not knowing it was George Lucas. And for the love of God, do not correct each other’s grammar in public.
6. Speaking of being wrong, let it go when someone admits to being at fault, especially if it’s for something minor. One couple suggested that you play, “FailDance” where the person who was wrong has to perform a song-and-dance routine after apologizing. In doing so, you replace the resentment and “I told you so’s” with a silly moment the two of you can share.
7. Think before you speak. Whenever a difficult conversation keeps you from phrasing your thoughts coherently, ask your partner to give you a moment instead of trying to fill up the silence with whatever it is you have to say. Saying the wrong thing is much worse than an awkward break in the conversation.
8. Play the “He’s Not an A**-hole” game. Whenever you feel angry at him, imagine that you’re a novelist (or a movie writer) assigned to write a story in which the “a-hole” is the protagonist. That way, you’ll have to think of the situation from his point-of-view and make him sympathetic to readers and viewers.
Credit: Your Tango
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Players: Mark Mullen & Charles Arness
Story: Ryan Fu
Director: Ryan Fu
Editing: Ryan Fu
Be Like Water Productions