Sometimes I wish that romantic movies were more realistic.
For as long as I can remember, I have been watching movies that painted a very bright and bubbly picture about married life.
Essentially, once you get married everything is going to be okay. They never tell you how difficult it is to cohabitate with somebody or manage your lifestyle together. This is especially true in our modern world when we have such difficult circumstances to deal with, all the way down to our central heating, cooling, and air quality control systems. In the rest of human history, couples had to work together to keep their indoor air quality comfortable and livable. However, with the advent of modern heating, cooling, and air quality control solutions, indoor air temperature control has become something to fight about, not something to cooperate about. This is why my husband and I found ourselves arguing in front of the thermostat on a regular basis when we first got married. Neither one of us realized that we had very difficult, stubborn opinions about heating, cooling, and air quality control. I grew up without any indoor temperature control systems and my husband grew up with constant air conditioning. We wound up fighting so much about our indoor air temperature control devices that we broke them. We were constantly changing the thermostat up and down behind each other’s backs, and we managed to destroy the HVAC system. This Valentine’s Day when my husband told me that he had purchased a brand new heating, cooling, and air quality control system as a surprise, I felt like Hollywood missed out on the most romantic plotline ever created.