I’ve never understood this concept of “the doghouse.” I’m not talking about the physical structure in which your canine companion sleeps; I’m talking about the social construct in which a man ends up when he screws up (or something). This isn’t something that happens in my relationship with my wife, but it is brought up with regularity on TV and in movies, so it must be based off some real-world thing. But I don’t understand it. What is it called when the wife screws up? Is there a cathouse or something?
On a similar note, what is with husbands and sleeping on the couch when there is a problem in the relationship? And it doesn’t necessarily have to be because he did something wrong, it can be for any number of reasons that his partner is pissed, but the result is the same, with him on the couch. Now I’m curious, does this actually happen in real life? Do husbands actually sleep on couches when their partner is pissed off? This is another thing that doesn’t happen in our house. Why doesn’t she sleep on the couch? What gives her all the power? Isn’t the bed just as much his as it is hers? So maybe someone could explain these things to me. I understand they are often used for comedic relief, but again, they must be based off some real-world practice. Maybe my wife and I are just awesome, so we don’t have to deal with things like this? 🙂