For the last year or so, I’ve been following the blog of a guy with a doctorate in history that I find funny. His wife also has a doctorate, but not in the same area. Lately, he’s posted quite a few articles regarding weight and age, as both he and his wife are passing the 45 mark and he has talked about struggling with his weight now that his hormones are changing.
The other day he titled a post What Else Has She Been Hiding. I expected it to be history related and it was about his wife. They haven’t hit the 20 year mark, but it’s close. Whenever he talks about her, he mentions she’s his best friend and has been the love of his life since they met. Sometimes it gets a little sappy and I have slog through it, but the title and subject definitely caught my attention.
No sappiness in the post. He was asking “advice” of his readers, apparently he recently caught her in the bathroom and when he walked in, she hid something behind her back. I expected it to be a phone. It was a razor. He was upset because she has been shaving a mustache, probably since the day they met and he just doesn’t think he can trust her now.
As I read, I thought it was a joke. This is the kind of reaction you have when you find out your wife is sending nudes to a 25 year old with rippling muscles. So I commented that he might want to stick a smiley face somewhere, because the sarcasm hadn’t gotten lost in digital translation. He responds he wasn’t being sarcastic, it is a huge deal.
Um, uh, what? So I said well you’re both getting older, it’s not uncommon for women nearing or entering menopause/peri-menopause to develop a bit of peach fuzz (which was how he described it) on their upper lip. He doesn’t respond and I’m glad to have helped avert the crisis.
A few days later he blogs that he has asked her to go to marriage counselling because he just doesn’t know how they are going to move forward since she’s being lying to him about her looks all this time.
First, it has been my experience that men want women to lie about their looks. They want long hair swept up into messy updos that are supposedly natural and totally take longer than an actual hairstyle and a light smear of make up, but nothing so heavy they can tell it’s make-up, but until marriage, they really don’t want to see you all natural either, even in the morning. I had a friend break up with a guy once because he insisted she refresh her make up in the morning, before he woke up. Um, no.
They have a child that is nearly an adult. And now, after he’s gained 40 pounds thanks to male hormone changes, he doesn’t trust his wife because; thanks to female hormone changes she shaves a bit of peach fuzz off her face and didn’t immediately tell him she was doing it? I’m sure she’s feeling a little deflated by the formation of it and the last thing she wants to do is sit down and have a conversation about it, with anyone… even her husband.