How to Discuss Your Marital Problems

Yes, this is what passes for marital problems in my life. I'm not complaining.

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Reader Comments (42)

Playing some Borderlands?

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBen

There's a video game where you can win an argument with your wife?

Which one?

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Well. Guess I'm more like Missy.

...Must...loot...everything...

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWaladil

Rick is single, that's why he thinks a game wherein you could win an argument with your wife exists.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRemy

I think if anyone tried to play a game like that it would lead to losing many arguments in real life.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Panel three made me snort my beer!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMailpip

Third panel... just perfect.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentervytzka

Borderlands 2...spicing up marriages the world over!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Williams

A game where I'd win arguments with my wife? That's a game I'd play.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwickedragon

I did send an email and so far don't appear to have received anything?

An email is on its way to you. ~Missy

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFranpa

A true third-panel classic.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsrster

Have we ever seen Rick smile before? Also, a video game where you can win an argument with your wife is a great kickstarter idea waiting to happen.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaxFenn

"There's a video game where you can win an argument with your wife?

Which one?"

I think he's only got one wife.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

Borderlands 2 (and the original Borderlands, which we only got in late August) has been sucking up all of my free time. There are just SO MANY containers, chests, and lockboxes to open. Not to mention so many guys to snipe in the head.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

If you don't loot everything, in every box, in every game, then you deserve to have it taken away from you. Think of all the lost possibilities!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRowan

...and the genie said, "Would you like that with two lanes, or four lanes?"

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

"A game where I'd win arguments with my wife? That's a game I'd play."

No, it'd be a game where you COULD win an argument with your wife. About the same chance you have of gaining superpowers from a spider bite, but in theory not actually forbidden.

Probably only the once, mind...

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterswannee

Borderlands 2!!!! this is like you were spying on me and my wife mate!!! her argument was "too gory killing poeple, but some of the guns look expensive and the purple thingys look likey huge diamonds!! you know? those you NEVER GET ME!!!!!" he he he...

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCalico Crow

I heart you, Missy.

<3! ~Missy

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

This is possibly one of my biggest annoyances with Skyrim - I'm pretty OCD when it comes to looting dungeons, and with 10 different shaped containers in each room, plus corpses, dungeons take hours to complete for me.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatrik

You get can badass points for opening those lockers and such. Not to mention the chance of getting a weapon.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I've won arguments with my wife: she said our cat should be just considered to be her cat. I responded that would require her to take over cleaning the litter box. She ceded.

Just did another Amazon order with your link yesterday. Hope you get a nice percentage on those.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHari

@ Jordan

Touché

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack

So what you're saying is that you are both incomplete completionists?

I'm sorry, I can't get behind ANYONE in an argument who's unwilling to BOTH kill everything no matter how small and loot everything no matter how useless... So you both lose.

Oh, no worries -- I'm a looting, killing machine. Fire sniper rifle FTW! ~Missy

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Rick's dialog, especially in the first panel seems more like Scott's dialog. Almost like Scott talking to himself.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

bien quand on se voit

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterinconnu

Right there with you on this Scott. I like the MMORPGs, but one thing I do not understand is the apparently ubiquitous inclusion of "crafting" (cooking, leatherworking, jewelry-making, etc.). 'Cause yeah, that's what I want to do with my limited and precious video game time...virtual sewing and cooking (and all the 'gathering' that accompanies it). I'm just there to KILL, man!

That said, you should treasure that rare woman (at least in our age group) who not only allows gaming, but actually plays it with you (and yes I know they are out there...but I find they tend to get snatched-up PDQ...)

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDal

I too would rather loot an endless amount than lose an argument to my partner .. is there a game where I can immediately shoot him and send him off to do the dishes while I collect more and more stuff?

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergobbler

Here's a small tip for the game: Enjoy it.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFranpa

Panel 3, right out of the ballpark.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

You know, I'm both. I need to kill everything that moves, then loot everything that doesn't (tresure chest, corpses, cupboards, the carpet ect.). In that order.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJerden

I sent the email on Monday and haven't received the files yet, are you waiting to do them all at once?
(unless it went to spam, cleverly disguised as "Low Insurance Rate Offer")
Thanks for making them available :)

Note from Scott: It should have come immediately. I will resend.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeck

I wish I had a wife with whom I could argue with while playing the videogames with.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Thanks, I got the files now :)

October 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFranpa

I am definitely on Missy's side on this one. Killing things is nice, I suppose, but looking through other people's stuff and taking what I want is fantastic.

October 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermomothefiddler

When Rick smiles, he looks like Isaac Asimov...

October 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPanglor

I also haven't seen a reply to the e-mail I sent - I wasn't sure whether to attempt resending or waiting a bit first.

Note from Scott: It should have come immediately. I will resend.

October 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDerek

I used to play Ghost Recon with my significant other. She used to enjoy hanging back and shooting me in the back of the head. So, again, following the theme of doing things you can't do in real life.

October 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff_nz

Different strokes for different folks. I've been happily married for thirty-two years, and I think one reason is that I never talk about any marital problems with any third parties. Occasionally I do complain in private to our cats, however.

October 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Have a similar problem playing the Lego games with my missus. She doesn't know when to quit trying to reach some block that's just out of reach, I try to explain that you have to come back once you've unlocked other characters that can fly or double jump in order to get some things, but she has to spend 15 to 20 minutes trying to reach it. She'll be grumpy when she eventually has to give up and move on, and I'll be grumpy that we've wasted 15-20 minutes of precious gaming time trying to reach something I was pretty sure was unreachable anyway.

October 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter9squirrels

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