Seven-Year Itch

Is it possible to remain faithful forever? Tough question. I guess it depends on whom you ask, but the truth is I feel like during our daily travels we see a lot more examples of infidelity than life-long faithfulness. Still, I’m optimistic, almost to a fault, so I believe monogamy is totally possible. Or at least I thought I did.
After the first six years of marriage, some say that we get what is called the “Seven-Year Itch,” where we get the urge to test the waters and have an affair of some sorts. I wonder how many folks actually go through this. Does it just apply to men? Are woman susceptible to it as well? Does my itch trigger at exactly my seventh anniversary?

With so many questions unanswered, the concept seems flawed but it did get me to thinking; if I could creep and have a little fling with no Glen Close-like repercussions (i.e. Getting caught, catching an STD, getting someone pregnant or hooking up with some Fatal Attraction psycho) would I do it? Hmmmmm.

On one hand, the overall guilt and foulness of cheating is a lot to handle. On the other, the thrill of sneaking around with Ms. New Booty is pretty alluring. I know, maybe I’m wrong for saying so, but how many of us are thinking this, sitting there afraid to admit it? And reality says that women are just as bad, if not worse than men. Why? Because when a woman cheats, she’ll likely get away with it and her dude will never know.

So what’s the point of all this? Well, it’s kinda like Chris Rock’s I Think I Love My Wife. Kerry Washington’s character was no doubt hot, but Gina Torres (the chick who played Chris Rock’s wife) was no slouch either! It’s just that Kerry’s character represented something new and fresh. She rocked all that fly shit, like the kinky lingerie (the scene in the underwear store was HILARIOUS- Ed. Note: Rock sees Kerry while he’s out shopping with wifey & the kids. Kerry has several thongs, but wifey’s touting granny panties. Nice). Don’t get it twisted. Kerry’s character was a ho, but ain’t nothing wrong with her mentality when it comes to the confines of your own bedroom, right? Lady in the street, freak in the bed.

Now, seven-years isn’t a long time at all (if you’re really committed that is… Is it true that Usher is getting divorced already? Cotdamn, can we get the first week sales of ‘Here I Stand’ at least?). However, seven-years is just enough time to get comfortable with your partner. I think that’s when couples start letting shit go. Women stop getting their hair done and trade all of Vicky’s Secrets for Hanes Her Way; dudes quit hitting the gym and stop sending flowers. So as I approach my seventh wedding anniversary, I think I’m gonna try to get my 2001 swag back and put the spark back in my relationship. But if shit is still stagnant by our 14th anniversary… I’m fucking Kerry Washington. Believe that!

-Al “Brooklyn” Bundy

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