Is there a doctor in the house?

Ok, all of you friends out there with psychology degrees. I have a question for you. It goes like this.

The other day while hanging out with some soon-to-be-wed friends, the gentleman started saying something in a hilarious cartoon character voice. I cracked up, while his fiancee rolled her eyes. This in turn made me laugh more.

I was remembering how endearing I had thought my boyfriend’s silliness, and how as we became engaged and then married, the silliness became less endearing and more, well, just silly. I laughed with her about how we have to live with such goofy men. Her poor fiancee then put on a pretend pout and walked across the room.

I still think my friend is hilarious. I hadn’t meant him to think I was laughing at him. I was laughing at his fiancee’s reaction to him. And I love it when my husband cracks our kids or friends up with his antics. And after being married a bit over a decade, I am starting to enjoy his silliness more, again. But why is it that married couples do that – start to find those things we loved while dating to be annoying?

Answers anyone?

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Heather Holbrook

I found out that I have Autism upon having a son with the same "disorder." Ironically, I was voted, "Most Likely to Succeed," by my high school classmates. But had I been born now, instead of 40+ years ago, I would have been considered a different sort of special. This site was started to encourage other Autistics and the people who love them .

3 thoughts on “Is there a doctor in the house?”

  1. Maybe his fiancee rolled her eyes as a part of the banter too? Pretending that she thinks he is too silly to make it even more fun. She did get you to laugh more!

    As for your question, I have no clue why anyone would get tired of their spouse’s antics. My husband has a hilarious talent for imitating movie characters, subcultures and accents, and his repetoir has expanded enormously since we married (and counting), spicing conversations with Godfather mafiosos, arab cousins, rednecks, uberclass business men, harlem street niggars with heavy gold chains, laughing Dr. Evil and many other. He actually deserves an Oscar for his everyday behaviour:-)

    I love it, but I sometimes roll my eyes and pretend that I think it is ridiculous when we are with other people, because that makes it even funnier (people laugh more). That’s why I suggested that possibility with the fiancee you mentioned.


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