How To Get Your Wife To Shut Up About Her Day

Sometimes women just need to talk about their day. It usually pays to listen and let her decompress. Don’t try to problem solve her day for her unless she explicitly asks for help with something that happened. Just listen, pay attention, nod and smile at the good bits. Usually what she most wants is attention, so treat it like a small stage production and clap for the good bits and boo the villains. Once she’s decompressed a little, she is usually far more receptive to you for the rest of the evening.
Of course, sometimes she does just go on and on and on, and having started listening it can become difficult and impolite to get yourself out of the conversation without looking like you’re flaking on her. Faking a seizure usually gets you out of a couple conversations a month, but beyond that you start looking more and more like a liability to her.
The solution is simple. You simply close the gap between you, pull her into you, and kiss her long and intensely until she loses her entire train of thought. If she wants your attention… she’ll get it lol.
Benedick: “Peace! I will stop your mouth.” [Kisses her.]     William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, V.iv.111
The kiss is at 2:34  Though watch from about 0:30 to 4:30 best enjoyment.

There’s some interesting stuff on marriage in general in there as well.


  1. Holy double standards Batman. I can't believe after being reprimanded on your birthday for quoting Othello, you now have the audacity to post this video Shakespeare abomination on your blog.

    "Me thinks you have some explaining to do."


  2. Meg at Demanding Joy says:

    At our house, my husband is the extremely verbal one. Next time he's rambling incessantly, I'm absolutely going to try this idea. It's the nicest shut up ever!

  3. Athol Kay says:

    You're welcome Meg. :-)

    Also if you're a woman you can just simply start taking your clothes of and start pointing your hind end at him. Possibly the most effective tactic.

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