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Reader needs advice about constant fighting with spouse

Reader needs advice about constant fighting with spouse

Dear Tante Camilla,

It seems like all my husband and I do lately are argue and fight. It’s not over important things. I just get in a pissy mood and everything he does seems to annoy me. Or when I’m in a good mood it’s like he’s in a bad mood. I don’t know what to do anymore. 


Feeling hopeless

Dear Hopeless:

Chère, let me tell you something about marriage: When they say in good times and in bad, what they mean to say is in les bon temps and the down right misérable, want to pull your cheveux out and scream your head off times; because at some point we all feel that way, no matter how much we love our husband.

Anyway, bonjour, mes amis. This is Tante Camilla ready to give you some advice. So venez ici and écoutez.

When I first got married, momma gave me a big cast iron skillet and said to always keep it in the oven ready to go in case Clovis ever got mean or become a bon rien. I’ll never forget one night we were arguing over something and I ran to the oven and grabbed my moule en fonte and held it up over my head and Clovis’s eyes got big, big. Then he started to pommé and pommé. Then I started to boudé. He said that all this time he thought it was so nice that my momma had given us that big cast iron skillet and now he finally knew the reason, and to see my try to lift it over my head was too funny because my arms were wobbling like some bouillee.

Well right then and there I had a choice to make: I could stay mad and keep fighting with Clovis or I could just let it go and start laughing with him. I remember that I ended up laughing because about nine months later our petite fille came along. That’s another reason why that fight always stood out in my mind. Boy do I miss my pauvre Clovis, even though he drove me up a wall.

In marriage, you’re going to be up that wall a lot, but the times you’re not is what you’ll remember once your husband is gone; so just be patient and always try to laugh, give him a big caresse and make up.

Eh ben, c'est tout pour asteur. When I get another question you’ll get another answer.

-Tante Camilla

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