With the Big Bash beginning this week, Australia marriage counselors are preparing themselves for a spike in demand.
“It’s always busy this time of year” says David Bryce, president of the Australian Marriage Counselors Association.
“For about 6 weeks, there is nothing on prime time TV except for cricket.
It draws men to the television like Shane Warne to a plastic surgeon.
Unfortunately, just as wives are looking to flick over to Millionaire Matchmaker or Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals, their husbands have stolen the remote.
In our experience, blokes can usually get away with this on a Friday night as the girls are used to it during the footy season. But the Big Bash essentially turns every night for 6 weeks into Friday night footy, except that Carlton aren’t out there stinking it up.”
Recently married plumber from Blacktown, Peter O’Sullivan, says he doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about?
“Mate, she married me for better or for worse.
She’s already started complaining that I’m only interested in one thing.
Sure, I like watching the Thunder play, but I’m only human. I have needs.
Can I get the number for those counselors you were talking about earlier?”
David Bryce offered up the following advice to Australian men looking to avoid relationship problems during this holy month of Big Bash.
“Firstly, when she texts you, set up your iPhone to automatically send back the words ‘I luv u too’.
Bringing home a block of Cadbury’s Top Deck now and then will buy you some time.
If you have kids, make sure they are watching the games with you. She can’t sook about you spending quality time with them.
Finally, remind her that you won’t be watching much of the Boxing Day or New Years Test match this year. Tell her it’s because you want to spend your Xmas holidays with her.
Just don’t tell her it’s because those matches will only last for 2 days each. “