If your spouse is a defense attorney or even in the legal profession, lets see how many of these apply to your marriage. Hope you enjoy this lighthearted list…
- Be Prepared To Be Lawyered. It took me a long time to realize that Steve was putting good use to his legal skills with me. I just couldn’t figure out how he could win almost any argument or even catch me with the smallest of white lies. If you have experienced this before, you will surely recognize it. This is where your spouse will ask you the same question but in different ways. Example: “So you paid $20 for that dress? The dress looks very expensive and you say it was only $20? How much did you say you paid for that lovely dress? $20 right?” Eventually you will fold under the pressure and admit you paid $50.
- The Yellow Pads And Pens. Scattered all around the house you will see the same yellow legal pads and always a pen nearby. These yellow pads are not just used for his job, but for grocery lists even romantic notes. I guarantee if you see a yellow pad, a lawyer is in the area.
- Courtrooms Are Sexy And So Is Your Spouse Behind The Podium. My husband Steve is sexy anywhere, but put him in front of a jury during Voir Dire and watch the sex appeal move to another level. I literally watch my husband turn into an entirely different person. My mild mannered soft spoken man turns into a confident aggressive shark. It’s a huge turn on to see this side of your spouse and even on the toughest of cases you will be mesmerized.
- You’ll Actually Become Familiar With Words Like Voir Dire. If you had asked me what that meant before meeting my husband, I probably would have thought it some kind of dirty word. You will have to get used to this new vocabulary. Not only that, but you will find yourself using terms such as” presumed” and” allegedly” quite often. Briefs will no longer be associated with a type of underwear.
- Every Legal Television Show Is Ruined. Oh how I used to love shows like” The Good Wife” or “The Practice”. All ruined for me now… Your spouse is going to point out to you at every chance how there is no way these scenarios would ever play out in real life.
- One Thousand Ties. I use to buy ties for every occasion. I even wrote a blog post once about picking out the perfect tie. Here’s the problem… That’s the last thing he’s going to want. In fact, everyone will buy him ties till the point that you have drawers overflowing in every color and pattern. Out of the magnitude of options available, he will wear the same five or six.
- The Lonely Days Before The Big Trial. Some strange activity takes place in your household prior to a big trial. Lots of feverish writing and studying of evidence. You may even notice your spouse talking to themselves. This is a ritual of preparing for opening and closing arguments. The hunt for that ” I got you moment”. These are lonely days. The days where we know to give our loved ones space to put all their thoughts together. The time to keep everyday stresses to a minimum. In other words, leave them alone.
- Be Ready To Answer The Question Everyone Will Ask You.. “How does your husband defend criminals?” My answer is always the same and a honest one at that. The justice system works and everyone has the right to be defended. Without my husband and others in this profession, the legal system would fall apart. This is the foundation of our Constitution and applies to every man and woman, regardless of their economic status. That is what is so great about my husband. His focus is always on protecting the rights of others. I saw him write that once on a legal pad.