Young girls are fed a lot of storybook fantasy tales about how perfect and fulfilling relationships (and men) are. Then you grow up and realize that you weren’t told the full and complete story. Folks tend to leave out the part that addresses the day to day grind and adjustments required to make a long-term relationship work.
In other words, in real life love and marriage are not going to have you on a romantic high 24/7/365. Romantic partnerships are sometimes frustrating, sometimes murderously infuriating, and sometimes shockingly gross.
Once you live with a man, you will discover that the majority of the romantic fantasies you held dear as a girl will go up in a puff of smoke. You’re hit with the reality that the togetherness of coupledom means the rose-colored glasses get smashed as you get to know your mate well. Sometimes you wish you didn’t know him QUITE so well, as a friend of mine expressed recently.
She asked “Deb, what would you do if a guy you were talking to got too comfortable with you and farted in your presence?”
I could tell she was irritated and appalled by the behavior of the fella in question, but I thought the question was hilarious. (I know for a fact that I wouldn’t do anything but make some sort of snide comment or crass joke about the stink.)
But her question got me thinking. How do people really feel about flatulence… gas… farts in a new relationship? And how long does it take new beaus to feel comfortable enough around each other to break the “Fart Barrier” and let one fly in the presence of the other?
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