Waffles & Spaghetti

Men Are Like Waffles–Women Are Like Spaghetti: Understanding and Delighting in Your Differences


I bought this book.  I have been looking and looking for a marriage book that my husband won’t immediately hate.  Hubby isn’t a reader.  The only thing he likes to read are tractor manuals.

I recently ordered a book called “ How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It “.  It has a lot of good reviews on amazon and sounded perfect since hubby hates “talking” about our marriage, which usually ends in an argument.   It was horrible .  Well not horrible, just not what I am looking for at all.  It is not something hubby would ever consider reading.

Excerpt:  “We believe the chronic stress of disconnection, which eventually afflicts most unions between men and women, stems from a slight difference in the way the sexes experience fear and shame, a difference that is observable shortly after birth.  This subtle difference is inherent in the question….”


Yea.  That’s not gonna happen.  And even for me, having read SO many marriage books already, I don’t need  someone to explain to me that we are different and the psychological reasons why.  I’ve already heard it I’m sure.  I just want to know some practical steps to take to fix it!  Practical enough that hubby will participate.

Back to Waffles & Spaghetti, the reviews made this look like it might be on the lighter side.  ‘Simplistic’ was the word one reviewer used.

It came in the mail last week, I opened it and held it up to show it to hubby.  He said “I’m a waffle?” and started looking through it.  Then he looked at the table of contents and read “Waffles & Spaghetti in the Bedroom.  Hmm.  Waffles & Spaghetti in Conflict.  We should probably start there.”


We have not read any of it yet, but his reaction to it was better than expected so I’m hopeful.  I’ll let you know how it goes :)


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. judi
    Jan 24, 2013 @ 14:40:39

    Awesome….can’t wait to hear all about it!! :)


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This blog is my personal journal. I am trying hard to save my marriage. No, I am trying to build a great marriage. In case you haven't heard, marriage is HARD!
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