Here I am after awakening from my medicated stupor, here to talk to the blogosphere. I’m sitting in my office, hoping that whatever I say make a little ounce of sense.
I was going to talk about Steve Harvey in this entry, but decided to step back because I could work with him one day (highly doubtful, though, but you never know). I don’t want to burn bridges before I even get going anywhere. But I will use this moment to talk about something that irks my nerves.
Disclaimer: I am no relationship expert, nor do I claim to be. I fuck up relationships just as bad as the next idiot.
Why do single people find the need to give you advice on your relationship or marriage? I’m not talking about the people who has been through it and are now choosing to take a break for various reasons. I’m talking about the bitter single people who couldn’t get a date on a Friday night if the guy/girl fell in their laps. Or the people who has never been married before in their single life, but feels because they read a couple of magazines, or watched a few movies on Lifetime; or even watched their reality shows; that makes them relationship experts. The sad thing about it is that people actually listen to these fools.
I personally try not to give relationship advice. I usually do so when I realize that the person-in-question’s relationship is detrimental to the person’s health and safety. I don’t give relationship advice for one simple reason: I’m not that great at them. It’s not that I’m a bad guy, because I know that I’m not. I’m not a dog. I don’t beat my women or cheat on them. But I don’t have a great track record when it comes to relationships. Granted, most of my relationships ended mutually, but that still doesn’t take away from the fact that my record isn’t all the best. So what room do I have to offer relationship advice to anyone, outside of the usual cliché advice that relationships and marriages can be hard and require a lot of work?
Am I taking away from the fact that sometimes you could need a shoulder to lean on? No, because we all need that shoulder and ear sometimes. Am I saying that you shouldn’t seek out advice? No. What I am say, though, is be careful who you talk to about your relationship issues. Don’t talk to your home girl or home boy about how bad your relationship is if they are bitter single people. Most likely, they are sitting in the background, hoping you two break up so y’all can go check the scene and party like a bunch of 21-year-old fools, although you’re 35. Even more, they could be waiting for you to fail so they can move in and be the Captain Save-a-hoe.
Don’t take this as my advice, it’s just my opinion. Take it however you want. But I just wanted to get it off my chest. Now I can go back into hiding comfortably.