This week the man and I started our ‘pre-wedding preparation course’. The man wasn’t keen on going and I made a joke (sort of) about how we were not going to have a fight about going to wedding counselling right before we went. But anyway, it wasn’t bad at all and actually turned out to be a bit interesting.
I mean, you don’t get engaged to someone without having at least a vague idea about what they want for the future in the way of kids etc but we hadn’t really had a proper talk about all of that.
The first part was just answering questions, a lot of them about 180! You had to answer only ‘agree’ ‘disagree’ or ‘uncertain’. A few of them were funny, like if the man’s homosexual tendencies were likely to impact our relationship (uncertain) or ‘I sometimes feel this may not be the right person for me to marry’ (disagree).
One question though made both of us laugh out loud. I call it ‘number 84’. Now I can bring it up all the time in conversation, like “you’re being a bit number 84” or *cough* number 84 *cough*.
‘Does your partner always have to win’? ‘Agree’, ‘disagree’ or ‘uncertain’.
I’m sorry the man but I had to go and borrow a permanent marker rather than a pencil to fill in the answer to that one. Of course this will pose no problem for the man when it comes to discussing the answer because it’s quite simple. He doesn’t always have to win, he just always does. Or if Jen was ever right then she’d win, but I’m always right so that would never happen.
Quite simple. Next week we go back and go through all the answers that were different. We are allowed to talk about the questions and our answers now so we can prepare for the onslaught next week.
Should be interesting. Did you do anything like this before you got married??