Friday, February 11, 2011

Closed Doors.

We are still sick today, so here I am, blogging in the daytime again. How about a nice romantic post for Valentines day?


Over the years Shane and I have gotten a lot of flak regarding our "closed door" policy. And I'm referring to the bathroom door. Close friends and family have said that it's not natural that we keep those things private. 100% of the time. I'm serious. Always.


But, I would like to quote the recent Real Simple article: 10 Ways to Make Your Marriage Divorceproof:


9. Let your spouse in on 90 percent of your day-to-day routine. Save the other 10 percent for your bathroom time. Sam, for example, will never allow Jason to see her lurching to put on a pair of panty hose, and he never wishes for her to see him struggling to shave the back of his neck. It’s those small things that keep the mystery alive.


So if you have an open door policy in your marriage, that's fine.  Really, I'm not judging. Just lay off the fact that we don't. (You know who you are.) And come on. Secretly, don't you wish that was still all private. There's a reason no one does that stuff before marriage. 


Was this post too much of an overshare? I really can't be blamed. I am slightly high on cough syrup. 

18 comments:

Kristin said...

:) Not too much of an overshare. I hope that you all feel better soon.

Shannon said...

Well said we live the same way.... :)

Life With the Crazies said...

We are totally closed door people... and I'm okay with that. My friends are jealous that I have NEVER even heard my husband rip one. Keeping the romance alive... :)

April said...

we are open people...probably because for about 4 years now we have all shared a bathroom no bigger than 3X4 feet.

Chay and I have all the romance in the world and we use the bathroom in front of each other sometimes-

so saying there isn't romance if you're open about that kind of stuff is bogus.

just defending the other side...

Samantha said...

We have a "close door" policy too. I don't feel the need to share my bathroom time with anyone. If only I could always keep the kids out too :)

Natalie Jane said...

April. You are a funny chick. I will say...no to farting is more romantic than yes to farting. I will believe that until the day I die. And so will Shane.

Samantha- When I lock the bathroom door, the kids start screaming like there is a fire.

A.Co said...

Hmmm. I guess I grew up in an open-door bathroom household, except for #2's - you gotta keep that shiz under wraps - no one wants to see/hear/smell that :P

I kind of like this idea, AND I like what you said about people NOT doing it before marriage. BOO YAH.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Leslie Ruth Petree said...

Jason and I are 100% closed door people! Definitely has helped us keep the romance alive and it's one of the big tips I give to newlyweds :)

Stacy said...

We have an open policy. To each their own! No two marriages are built the same. It's not an overshare. I'd agree that there is nothing romantic about farts, but sometimes it is pretty funny!

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We have an "open door" marriage too. 12 years and counting with 6 years of dating. There are NO secrets between us...PERIOD!! lol
He's my best friend in good times and in bad (smells and all) and I share everything with him. ;0

Kahla said...

So sorry you're sick, hope by now you are feeling better. As for the open/closed door policy, why would it be anyone's business other than y'alls (or the couple in question). People butt in way too much.

Kahla said...

That being said, we have a 100% open door policy as well and we are going 13 years strong. :o) To each their own.

Amy F. said...

Jesse and I are also "closed door"!!

Dawn said...

Strictly closed door here. There are some things in life that really do not need sharing! We're married 18 years and have never seen each other "opened doored" Hope all are feeling better soon

Ashley said...

great post, we are the same way- except sometimes we shower together :)

Modern Crush said...

I ditto Ashley!!

Teresa said...

You just inspired me to post about this.

I'm closed door, my husband is open door!

Crystal said...

Interesting.. Open door policy here, too! Gonna post about this, myself! :)

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