Having an imaginary friend isn’t only for children and Jennifer Aniston, it’s also for married couples who are on the verge of screaming each other’s faces off during an argument in their own homes. In an article on Oprah.com (via Buzzfeed), the Dalai Oprah writes 10 unexpected ways that only you can save your marriage and one of them will only work if you’re on acid all the time or if you’ve been diagnosed as certifiably schizophrenic.
All of us have much more control over our behavior than we like to think. For instance, if you had a very proper, prestigious British guest at your home, sleeping in the bedroom adjacent to yours, you’d act differently during arguments. You’d behave more kindly and politely to your spouse when, say, he sold your mother’s hideous-but-beloved vase during a garage sale—if only because you didn’t want to feel deeply ashamed. So the next time you consider screaming, imagine poor Rupert lying in the guest room, overhearing your every word.
THIS rich ass ho. Only Oprah. This kind of ridiculous advice is hard for me to wrap my tattered brain around, because I come from a Latin family who don’t consider it a fight unless it makes at least one innocent person uncomfortable. Some of my cousins will fight inside of the house and then chase each other to the front yard where they’ll fight again in front of all the neighbors. Why don’t those crazies stay inside, you ask? Because they need an audience for their theater! And they need someone to turn to and ask, “Did you hear this bitch, right? You’re on my side, right? RIGHT?!” They need votes, basically.
But I’m still going to put Oprah’s bizarre advice to the test the next time I should myself in a fight with a boyfriend. I do need to know if this Rupert dude is hot or not, because that makes a difference. I’d like the option of walking out on the whisper fight to go and loudly fuck Rupert in the next room.
And I did let out an extra laugh at Oprah saying “imaginary” British friend. Please, Oprah isn’t fooling us. You know she’s got an actual British man named Rupert on payroll who always sleeps in the room next to hers and Gayle’s to keep them from fighting.