Subconscious: – Can you tell me again why did we had that huge fight with our wife yesterday?
Conscious: – Honestly? I don’t really know. All I know is that she gets mad and upset about everything and her problem is that I don’t. I tried to explain that I don’t get mad and upset about so many things because my “default” mode is thinking about her, our wellbeing and our life and I pointed out that maybe she would be calmer if she thinks about our life first, instead of thinking about what the opinions of others are.
Subconscious: – That’s how women are. They get emotional involved in anything. Uhm… what did I just say? It seems that psychological crap we’ve learned in college has some influence over me too. Weird!
Conscious: – I know they are, but maybe those emotions are better used if they are invested in our relationship, not into a random opinion. I mean, our life is not influenced in any way by that opinion, but her emotional involvement in that is affecting our relationship… and I don’t know how much I can take it anymore… I feel like everything matters but our relationship because it always comes last…
Subconscious: – Didn’t she say that she’s afraid that these arguments are affecting our relationship? Isn’t that a sign to show that she cares?
Conscious: – I never said that she doesn’t care, but the fact that she’s letting that argument exist in the first place instead of saying “F*** that opinion! Our life is bigger and more important than that!” How stupid it is to argue for 5 hours for an opinion expressed by some random relative in 5 minutes, an opinion that wasn’t even intended to be bad and that has no influence over our life. But the argument has a big influence.
Subconscious: – Ok, she cares about that… but why the argument? Why didn’t you shut the f*** up?
Conscious: – I did, but then she asked my opinion… and she said that I don’t understand her…
Subconscious: – Well, do you? Also, there is a small thing called lying. Have you heard of it? It’s very useful from time to time. I do it all the time with you.
Conscious: – It’s not so helpful for the situation… and I mentioned millions of times that I do understand her.
Subconscious: – You mentioned, but you didn’t make her feel you understood…
Conscious: – Wait, what did you mean with “you do it all the time with me”? When do you lie?
Subconscious: – You’ll never know. Maybe you need to listen better. Or maybe you should show me you care about my opinion. Maybe if you truly listen, I’ll truly tell.
Conscious: – That’s why this show exists! Now, TELL ME THE TRUTH!
Subconscious: – Congratulations, you’re awesome!
Conscious: – Thanks! Oh, wait, is that a lie?
Subconscious – …………….
Conscious: – TELL MEEEE!
Subconscious – …………….
Conscious: – This is too much… I feel surrounded with no way out… It’s in my head only!?!