Monday, June 29, 2009

Mutual Submission And One's Wardrobe

After reading His Needs, Her Needs, Jobina and I have been quite a bit more honest about what we like and don't like about each other's wardrobes. The idea is that why wear things that the other person really doesn't like (or doesn't find you at all attractive in)? A bit scary at first, but I like the honesty now and wouldn't trade it. The first few times of honest talk were challenging, but now it's really not too difficult at all.

Today at the dinner table I proposed this as an idea: Ask a couple to agree to the following: each person gets to go through their spouse's wardrobe and get rid of three things. Isn't that a great idea? Imagine all the fun! I don't think it would be too traumatic for Jobina and I as we have explored this touchy subject, but I think for some couples (especially those not familiar with The Policy Of Joint Agreement) it could be quite exciting. The reasons you might agree to try this little experiment would be:

a. You like to live dangerously!
b. You really want to please your spouse (and them to please you).
c. You really, really hate at least one article of your spouse's clothing and would do anything to get rid of it, even sacrifice your own clothes!
d. You want to explore new levels of honesty with your spouse and you need something to get you started.

Anyway, if anyone out there is daring enough to try this please let me know the results. Where do I get all these amazing ideas from? It's like magic . . .


Lindsey Dueck said...

I would be willing to try, but I honestly can't think of anything of Eric's I would get rid of. I am already pretty honest with him about his clothes. The one shirt that I quite dislike I could never make him get rid of. It is a U2 shirt from when we flew to Toronto and saw them in concert. It is as close to holy as a t-shirt can get.

However, it would be interesting to see if he would pick anything out!

Anonymous said...

What?!? you don't like that tshirt? well then it is your own fault for being dishonest when i bought it. Love you!
ps: i can't think of anything of yours that i really hate either. Your pretty cool.

Mark said...

Ah, couples working it out on my blog. Beautiful . . .