Difference Between Marriage and Shacking Up
October 25, 2013
Difference Between Marriage and Shacking Up

Dr. Laura,

My husband and I just bought a new house recently with a nice attached garage, something our old house didn't have. We were both arguing over who was going to park in it as the snow can be pretty heavy here and it only fits one vehicle.

I told him he should park in it because he goes to work everyday and as I'm a stay-at-home mom there are days when sometimes I don't leave the house at all...especially during the winter.

He came back and said that I should park in there because I would have to lug both our kids out in the snow and clean it off.

We came to a compromise and said he will park in the garage, but if I have somewhere to be the next day I get the space.

Recently, we were selling a vehicle we no longer needed. A woman and her boyfriend came to look at it, and come to find out water was leaking into the trunk. We knocked off a few hundred from the price and I mentioned that if they have a garage they could park it in there when it rains/snows. The boyfriend immediately said, "My garage.  My cars go in there." That is a direct quote.

Hmm. I wonder if my man was just my shack-up stud if he would argue that he should get the space? I mean, if I were allowing myself to be an unpaid whore I have to get my dues in somewhere, right? Like being able to park in the garage? I guess I'll never know as I married him and plan on staying married until one or both of our deaths.

We can also wish for a very mild winter.

You're the best.


Posted by Staff at 11:30 AM