Arguments – no zombies allowed

July 29, 2010

in Communication, Series

Zombie movies are all the rage now, apparently (never been my thing). A zombie is dead, but won’t stop following you. If it catches you, it will hurt or destroy you, infecting you with whatever it is that made it a zombie. Finally, zombies have a bad habit of coming in packs that multiply rapidly.

In an argument, a zombie is a past argument that should be dead, but just won’t stop following you. Argument zombies can hurt or destroy your marriage, and they will infect your current argument. Once you have a couple of argument zombies, you can count on the number growing. If you both bring zombies into your arguments, the odds of being overwhelmed are great.

You deal with zombies one at a time, and you deal with them until they are really dead. Then, and only then, do you move on.

If your arguments have a way of becoming zombie infested, have a strategy meeting with your bride. Agree that zombies are never helpful, and should be put out of your lives. Do whatever it takes to deal with the past issues – fight each one until it’s dead. Then if either of you tries to bring up something that is settled, the other can counter with something subtle like screaming “Zombie!” at the top of his or her lungs.

3 comments
Meaghan
Meaghan

This is the first time this blog has given me a good laugh. :)

Cathi
Cathi

Enjoyed reading this post. The zombie is a good analogy. Argument after argument makes for a very stressful marriage. Soon you will be looking for online marriage advice to learn what you need to do to save a marriage. Zombies have a way of haunting you!

sasha@stakethisclaim
sasha@stakethisclaim

TGH, I don't know how to say it other than this: every last person (man OR woman) needs to read this series. These little things are what trip so many people up in relationships, and so so many people don't realize that they can change it. Also, shouting "Zombies!!!" in the midst of an argument would only serve to cause FH and myself to dissolve into laughter and then we'd never get anything worked out. ;) Keep writing these! I love them and have shown them to everyone I know.

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