I’m a hairy guy. I’ve got a full beard and I’ve always been proud of it. So, when my girlfriend started to complain about my beard, I was a bit taken aback.
We were in the middle of a heated argument and she was going on and on about how my beard was messy and unkempt. She kept saying that I should shave it off and that it made me look sloppy.
At first, I was a bit angry. I mean, here she was complaining about my beard when I never said anything about her hairy downstairs Amazon forest. I mean, come on, it’s natural for women to have some body hair.
Her threats my response
She said: “Shave it now or no more S”
My response: Your downstairs so much hair like the Amazon forest I also never complain, you want to complain ah?! it’s like digging through the forest trying to find the gold mine.
But then, I realized I was being a bit unfair. After all, I’m the one who chose to grow a beard, so I have to accept any criticism she has about it.
I also started talking to her more about my beard. I asked her what she liked about it and what she didn’t. I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything I could to keep her happy.
At the end of the day, though, I think she just needed to vent. I get it. It’s hard to get your partner to understand something if they don’t share your same opinion.
So, while I still stand by my original statement—I never complain about her ‘hairy dowstairs’, so she shouldn’t complain about my beard—I’m also more understanding of her point of view. I’m trying to make sure that I’m taking better care of my beard and that I’m listening to her concerns.
At the end of the day, relationships are about compromise and understanding each other. And, when it comes to my beard, I think I’ve found a way to make both of us happy.