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Do Tell: Do You Look For Ways to Rock the Boat?

It seems that no matter how good things are in our relationships, women commonly find a way to stir up trouble. Whether it's premeditated or not, we've been known to create unnecessary bumps in the road, but why can't we just be content with what we've got? Is it just not in our nature, or is it for the makeup sex? Although not all women do this, I unfortunately do! So ladies do tell: Do you also rock the boat when things are actually going well in your life just because? And if so, what do you typically do?


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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Hell no. I'm not self-destructive. I'm all about peace and harmony in our relationship. However, if there is an issue, I would get into it. But the objective is to resolve it so we can get back to the good place in our relationship.
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
"Is it just me, or is this "women commonly find a way to stir up trouble" insulting to anyone else?" It's not just you.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
No never we get along great!IMO it's very immature and I don't see the point in purposely causing an argument because things are going good. Call me crazy , but I'd prefer not make myself or my husband miserable.
kiwishe kiwishe 9 years
My boyfriend does this, not me. I think he thinks it's funny. It's annoying.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
Some days I just wake up grumpy and hating everything, and when that happens I'll pick a fight with anyone I know. I've taken to just declaring my grumpiness as soon as I feel it, as a sort of warning.
emalove emalove 9 years This is just odd to me. I would never intentionally cause any problems between my hubby and I...we get along great and I like it like that!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Nah I don't need to create problems, trust me! Ha.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
dear sugar, u sound like my husband. i hate fighting, and id much rather prefer everything to go smoothly and lovingly. but if he did something that bothers me or hurts me, hell yea im gonna bring it up, as does he. so lets call it a relationship behaviour rather than a woman behaviour.
Lambsauce Lambsauce 9 years
I do it, I'll admit. Just like Sydney C, I do it sometimes to add a little excitement when things are going, well, TOO good... But I am conscious of it and try to stop before I start. Not a good habit to have!
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I used to be guilty of this big time. I think it was just insecurity on my part. I was always so afraid that if something good happened something bad was right around the corner, I would try to force the bad to happen just to get it over with. Now I feel more secure in who I am and I feel that I work hard for my happiness and I deserve the good things that come along. Besides there is enough crap that comes along with just living, I don't need to invite more
Smile5 Smile5 9 years
that's not rocking the boat sryako but whatever
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 9 years
I do this also. I don't know why. Sometimes I just let every little thing bother me, and I can't let it go. I realize it's stupid even as I'm saying it, but by that point I'm too embarrassed to be like "Yeah, this is stupid, I'll stop now." I bet my husband would appreciate that, though. I'm working on cooling it down :)
Sydney-C Sydney-C 9 years
I think I semi-unintentionally do this just to bring a little bit of drama/excitement to our otherwise pretty smooth relationship. Usually its nothing big, I'm just quiet and he thinks that the world is coming to an end for some reason...
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
i have a habit of doing this...
tomatoshirt tomatoshirt 9 years
I don't think I would start a fight just for the hell of it, but I do point out things that I don't like often... its healthy.... I guess...
bbkf bbkf 9 years
I really try to never do it, but I know all my female friends are guilty!
javsmav javsmav 9 years
Yeah, I was not aware of this female character flaw. Personally, I enjoy smooth sailing.
Swen Swen 9 years
alerixon, I thought the same thing. This is sexist. I know the statement "not all women do this" is included, but still it's implied that it's a woman's issue. I think this is an issue that all people are capable of, men included. I've never even heard this presented as a female stereotype until now.
syako syako 9 years
I rarely do this, especially now that I'm married. But it did remind me of this thing that happened this weekend. My husband, mother-in-law and I were shopping. We were at Anthropologie, so naturally he was sitting on a couch waiting for me to be finished (since there aren't guy clothes there) and he was talking to his mom in Russian (they're from Ukraine). So this girl walks up, interrupts my mother in law and says "I heard you speaking another language, what is it?" So my mother in law gets pissed (and bored as she later said) and walks away. Well the little girl continues to talk to my husband flirting with him about how she can speak russian (she can say hi and what is your name) so I see her and I walk over and my husband says immediately, "this is my wife, Stephanie" and I give her the devil smile :evil: and she blushes and walks away. So the point being, I rocked the boat afterward because I got totally aggravated with him and then my mother in law and I made fun of him the whole night because the chick had a cold sore and we were making these terrible jokes and I was really letting it get to me, when really he did nothing wrong. :rotfl:
alerixon alerixon 9 years
Is it just me, or is this "women commonly find a way to stir up trouble" insulting to anyone else?
lmors lmors 9 years
I do this too.. Usually I take something that has been slightly bugging me ( not too much) but just bring it up anyway. For example, I have been trying to encourage a little more repsonsible drinking patterns when my SO gets together with family celebrations back in his hometown.. Since a couple of times ago things have gotten out of hand, he pushed this limits this weekend and I basically went over the ins and outs of why I am uncomfortable with the excessiveness of drinking. I know his family was around and were probably keeping him safe, but I still brought it up, just to keep in mind my hopes for his future decrease of alchohol comsumption ;)
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
I am guilty of doing this sometimes to my guy. But, mostly I just like to push his buttons and see how far I can go but I stop before he gets really mad. :oops: :D
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
i have been known to do this. i learned that there is usually something else bothering me and that's why i am rocking the boat. if i start feeling myself getting feisty i stop before i create a argument and address what i am really upset about. although, i don't catch myself and i start a rockn' the boat! lol!
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