Reasons its great to not be single. LOL

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  1. msmullenjr

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    I felt a little left out in the other post. HAHAHAHHAHAHA

    1. Someone to help with the daily chores.

    2. Waking up in someone's arms

    3. Not feeling completely responsible for huge decisions.

    4. Hearing that you look beautiful even when you are spending the day in sweats.

    5. Not having to drive most places. LOL I hate driving.
     
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  3. msmullenjr

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    Oh after catching up on the other one...

    My mother in law is the best cook in the world. :)
     
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    ~knowing there's someone in the house at night
    ~not having to make big decisions by myself
    ~having help with the chores I really don't like to do (like mowing)
    ~always having someone to go out with
     
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    He's cooking dinner right now...I'm on the computer messing around,,,,,what could be better??
     
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    ...someone else takes out the garbage.
     
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    Someone to eat breakfast and dinner with.
     
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    Someone to kill the bugs and spiders.
    Someone to help pay the bills.
     
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    Love the spiders comment!

    Also, someone to make me laugh and wipe my tears when I'm sad. Cried once tonight and he was right there by my side:)

    He is also a big pain in the behind at times, but well worth it. He's my biggest supporter (and at times, my toughest critic...lol).
     
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    *sigh* I wish. I do the laundry, the dishes, and clean the apt. (the only thing I don't and refuse to touch is his bathroom- which he seems to not like cleaning :confused:)
     
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    To have someone to retell all of your childhood stories to over and over...and he'll act as though he never heard them each time. Of course, he could have been tuning me out the first few times, but still. :)
     
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    Having a partner for everything: parenting, long philosophical discussions while driving, dividing up the chores, spending 1:1 time with the two kids, driving on road trips, planning vacations, choosing movies, ...

    Having a person who will always: keep the cars running, fix things as needed, kill spiders, make grilled cheese sandwiches at 10:00 at night as needed, cook better than I do, tell me it's a great idea to change careers, remind me that I really don't have a pair of shoes just like those and they look great on me...

    <3
     
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    to have someone who still likes me at the end of most days, even when I don't like myself.

    someone who checks out the scary noises in the middle of the night

    someone who teaches our children what a true husband and father is and teaches them what family is all about
     
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    I kind of felt left out of both but this one I can get in on a bit.

    Doing without someone to share quiet time and knowing smiles with.
     
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    1. I can't imagine my life any other way. I found the right guy and it's forever.

    Who need a #2???
     
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    Alice I think your statement truly does cover it.


    But, as a pregnant woman I have to add one more...

    The love and joy you feel watching his reaction when he feels his son kicking him through my belly.
     
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    In our house, that would be HIS reason for not wanting to be single. :lol:
     
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    This doesn't follow the same vein of conversation in here but one of the things I have been thinking about and I find endearing about my husband lately is this....

    I'm deaf/hard-of-hearing. My voice is speaking voice is pretty good but my singing voice isn't. I not only do not allow music around me that I don't know, control, etc. (because I can't hear it correctly and until I learn it, it is just awful racket), but when I do play my music, it is obnoxiously loud and I belt out my own caterwauling singing along with it. Sometimes I don't even listen to the music and I belt it out the same loudness level. I know it sounds awful. I know I'm sitting right next to the man. He doesn't flinch or say a word about it. Gotta love him for that. Normally I'm too embarrassed to sing in front of anyone without some practice and another voice (in person so I can see the body language) to match it with. Nah, not here. I sing to my heart's content and the man loves me anyways and most importantly, never says anything about it.

    Now back to topic....

    ~someone home to keep the boogie monsters away
    ~someone that gets up to get me a soda because I'm too focused on work
    ~someone that reminds me that work isn't the most important thing and reminds me of my priorities
    ~someone that puts up with me and even loves me for it

    (My mom once put a bumper sticker on his car that said, "Marriage is finding that one special person you CAN annoy the rest of your life.")

    ~someone that reminds me of my appointments
    ~someone that buys me what I won't buy myself because he likes seeing me smile and surprised
    ~someone that helps me make the big decisions
    ~someone to share everything from chores to happy moments and definitely to share the joys and tribulations of parenting. It's not the same sharing it with someone not quite as invested.
     
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    This is how tired I am-I was reading your post thinking it was mine. Wait a minute....

    It did surprise me how many people who were married/in a relationship had things to add on reasons to be single...;)
     
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    Mine was mostly tongue in cheek, as I suspect many others were.
     
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    Someone who gets excited when I make their favorite meals.

    Watching him laugh and play with his children, and fall in love with him all over again.

    Someone who makes you feel beautiful without saying a word.
     
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    Someone to talk to each night after you're home alone because of snow for four straight days so you don't have to use all your cell phone minutes annoying your mom...(just guessing here :))
     
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    All the above ideas, plus, my Mom recently passed away and my husband was there for me during each and every moment. He gave me space when I needed it and was close when I needed him to be close. Anything I wanted to do was OK with him. He was such a help during a difficult time. Can't imagine trying to do it all by myself.
     
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    emails throughout the day, esp when they are pictures of our new appliances that were just delivered!

    I just didn't laugh as much on a daily basis as I do now. :)
     
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    Having someone who knows everything about me and doesn't condemn me!

    Having someone who I can talk with about the deepest important things of life.

    Having the only person who loves my children like I do.

    Having someone to share doggie duty with you!
     
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    Not being alone and cold at night. Cofee brought to me in the morning while I do my makeup.

    Not having to worry about buying groceries, my DH does it all, he's a dynamic cook too.

    Not having the burden of a single income.

    Not having to build a fire or clean out the fireplace.

    Not having to take out the trash.

    Not having to pay bills, and trusting someone so completely that you don't even have to worry about how much money is in the checking account.

    Buying as many books as I want to and he never complains, he even pretends to be interested in them.

    I've got a keeper, tomorrow is our anniversary and we've been married forever, we've grown up together, and I've trained him well.
     
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    He gets up in the night and brings me a blanket when I'm cold.

    He starts my car when it is cold and scrapes the windows and windshield.

    He likes to snuggle on the couch after the kids go to bed.

    He cooks breakfast for the kids on Saturdays, which is my only day to sleep in.

    The bed is warm when I climb in because he goes to bed before I do.
     
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    He sits on the computer chair next to the bed and takes my feet off the bed to massage them without ever having to be asked.

    When I begin a story with "Okay I know I'm being _____, but do you know what...." He listens and lets me get it all out with being judgmental.

    Knowing that everyday at 5 something. I will get a phone asking me how my day was, as he's driving in traffic.

    Flowers for no other reason than "They were beautiful so I thought of you"
     
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    Hoot Owl....Happy Anniversary!

    My man takes care of vomiting children and if they get sick at night, he's on duty. (He hears them get sick and I don't but he has never bothered to wake me up for it. He just takes care of them even if he has to stay up all night shampooing the carpet and tending to them.)
     
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    Hoot Owl....Happy Anniversary!

    My man takes care of vomiting children and if they get sick at night, he's on duty. (He hears them get sick and I don't but he has never bothered to wake me up for it. He just takes care of them even if he has to stay up all night shampooing the carpet and tending to them.)

    Another good point... I'm glad I have someone who hears things that go bump in the night. In fact, early in our marriage I would have single soldiers (people we trusted) to spend the night on the couch every time he had to be gone because I wanted someone to be able to hear things that go bump in the night. I feel safer that way. Now I can stay by myself but this is still a great benefit for not being single. ;)
     
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    He makes breakfast for us when he is off because he knows that I hate cooking breakfast.

    He likes mopping which I hate.

    He has helped me to save money which had been hard for me in the past.

    He is tries hard to be compassionate while I am struggling with deep depression.

    He loves the two of us lying in the bed snuggling.

    Most importantly, he treats my children who are not his with the dame kind or more affection than he does his own kids.
     
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    I take care of those things that he hates to do:
    birthday cards
    birthday gifts
    Christmas shopping
    grocery shopping
    clothes shopping for kids
    4-H projects with kids
    ironing his clothes
    wrapping presents


    And he takes care of those things that I hate to do:
    paying bills
    balancing the checkbook
    unloading square bales for the horse
    unloading 50 pound bags of feed for the livestock
    blading the driveway during the snows
    mowing the yard
    splitting wood
    burning trash
     
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    Having someone to hold when I go to bed
    Having someone with me when I awake
    Having someone tell me he loves me
    Someone who always looks out for my best interest
    Having someone who cooks and cleans
    Having someone to help pay the bills and raise our daughter
    Having someone to love unconditionally
    Having someone I can make feel special and loved
    Having someone to laugh with, have inside jokes with, to smile with
    Having someone with me when I lost my father
    Having someone with me when I lost my mother
    Having someone with me when I lost my brother

    What is NOT to love about having someone? A family is the most beautiful thing ever...
     
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    Thanks! We've already had a great evening. He fixed grilled shrimp wrapped in bacon, filets, baked potato, with grilled asparagus, all with a glass of Merot.
     
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    Sounds like a nice anniversary. My anniversary is my favorite day of the year. I hope that you have many more.
     

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