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Romance is dead. Dead as a very dead thing.

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AtYourCervix Wed 01-May-13 21:58:47

H. Going to bed.

Me: Kiss me. You never kiss me needy and demanding Occasionally even I need a bit if affection.

H: I let you cut my toenails earlier.


cozietoesie Fri 03-May-13 19:35:49


I'm waiting for the Thurlowshusband range of MIL cards. It could be the start of her fortune!

persimmon Fri 03-May-13 19:04:53

Me: Wow, if I die in service you get almost £150k!
DH: (thinks) That wouldn't pay off the mortgage though. Nah, it's not worth it.

RawShark Fri 03-May-13 18:55:53

Getting ready to go out:

DH: I'll put ds in bed while you get ready
Raw shark?:get ready?
DH: you can do your makeup
Raw shark : I've done my make up


freddiefrog Fri 03-May-13 13:03:56

I think the final nail went in the coffin today

DH has a day off so we were mooching around town. I've been on a hunt for a pair of flat tan sandals and I was trying a pair on, to be fair, I may have bored him rigid with my flat tan sandal musings, so he was completely disinterested

Me - so what do you think?
DH - you've got hairy toes

CombineBananaFister Thu 02-May-13 19:52:46

Romance is not dead. I won't believe it!
Dh is a proper yorkshireman, not a big sharer of fellings or romantic gestures BUT last week after a night of ups/downs and no sleep with DS and having to be up at 5am for work he proved his mettle.

He had made me my snap for work (normally do it night before but was knackered), complete with romantic note - 'SANDWICH FOR YOU. EVEN USED THE LOWFATCHEESE. BIG SMILEY FACE.'

It was the best damn sandwich in the world despite the lowfat comment grin

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Thu 02-May-13 19:38:11

second wedding anniversary DH went out with girls from work, I was meeting him later to go for a meal, met... he was having too much fun so we ended up both out with girls from his work and having fish and chips in the pub opposite the chip shop who let you take them in the pub. the landlord did however mark the occasion by bringing us a bowl of ice cream with sparklers in and two spoons smile ah well, funnily enough its one of the 23 we have had that we really do remember well smile

drudgewithagrudge Thu 02-May-13 16:56:12

One abiding memory of EXDH is when I was expecting my third child and still at the morning sickness stage. I woke up about five in the morning and just put my feet to the floor and threw up on the carpet. Ex still snoring so I got up went downstairs and returned wearing rubber gloves carrying a bucket of water disinfectant and a cloth. Ex raises head from pillow and says,"As you're up could you make a cup of tea?" Yet another reason why he is an EXDH.

ATJabberwocky Thu 02-May-13 16:50:45

The 1st time in 15 years ImTooHecsyForYourParty? I'm lucky if there's only 1 an hour :'(

Absy Thu 02-May-13 15:19:22

"you haven't turned into your mother, yet"
"I can only see your chin hairs in some lights"
"you could get fatter"

cozietoesie Thu 02-May-13 14:58:08


Thurlow Thu 02-May-13 14:40:12

Gummy - shock grin

He's in the emergency services. I can just see him now: "look, it's not that bad, I mean if you think about it you only need one arm to do most things..."

cozietoesie Thu 02-May-13 14:37:22

He works with customers? <gulps>

For how long?

gymmummy64 Thu 02-May-13 14:35:57

Ex-p trying to be encouraging and confidence-boosting: 'that's great! See? Not all your ideas are bad'

Thurlow Thu 02-May-13 14:04:10

Absy, he did manage the other day to tell me that I looked as though I was dressed as a teenager - which I thought was bad enough until he looked at me again and said, "but I don't think you could pass as a teenager anymore. It's the eyes..."

He is lovely, really. He just doesn't engage his brain before he speaks. I'm eternally fascinated that he's in a customer facing job!

(I always wonder how comments like some of those on this thread would look if you posted them in Relationships grin)

squoosh Thu 02-May-13 13:46:28

'I've seen uglier'
'Your arse isn't that big'
'I like you more than I like a lot of other people'

Absy Thu 02-May-13 13:45:06

Thurlow's DH should work for Hallmark

"you've been a great mum so far" - Mothers' Day
"I still think you're okay" - Valentines' Day
"you don't look as old as you could do" - Birthday

thebody Thu 02-May-13 13:25:41

Well nice guy it's keeping you informed of her movements!!!

Toe nail eater, oh dear, fantastic thread so funny.

helenthemadex Thu 02-May-13 12:05:14

Romance is alive and well

ex-p 'of course I love you, I shag you don't I?' hmm

cozietoesie Thu 02-May-13 11:51:44

Oh my. Those curries would need to be darned good!

Thurlow Thu 02-May-13 11:50:31

He wrote that himself. He honestly thought it was a nice message

Freddie, that's brilliant!

niceguy2 Thu 02-May-13 11:34:43

Pfft, just to give this thread a bit of balance, it's not just men!

The other day we had the following conversation in the morning whilst we were getting ready for work:

Me: "You look nice!"
Her: "I'm going for a poo"

Flobbadobs Thu 02-May-13 11:29:39

DH eats his toenails.
And then wonders why his arse gets clogged up and he spends half an hour sounding like he's giving birth in the loo...

Romance isn't dead in this house, just in a coma. On our last wedding anniversary he text me to ask if I needed anything from the shop in his way home from work. I sent him a list, he brings the stuff home, we have a nice normal night in. We both bloody forgot until the next day when his Mum phoned and apologised for not sending us a card!
It was our 10th as well...

freddiefrog Thu 02-May-13 11:17:15

It's dead here too

DH the other day - 'you don't look bad for 37'


At the weekend when the kids were both away at sleepovers

DH - 'let's go out for dinner, we haven't been out on our own for ages'
Me - picturing the chance to get dressed up and go somewhere children are not usually welcome 'ok, where do you want to go'
DH - 'Pizza Hut, I've got a half price voucher which runs out on Sunday'

DameFanny Thu 02-May-13 11:13:05

Snorting at these grin

Sadly DH has never reached the romantic heights of an ex who's seduction line was "Oy, you're overdressed"

pollywollydoodle Thu 02-May-13 11:02:01

grin grin at disappointed if you died

Me on Valentine's day,
should we do something romantic for a change
DH I've already cleaned your rubbish out of the car door for you
we may have been marking VD each year anyway...who knew?

and it made laugh that it's VD each(childish grin )

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