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Does a person who acts loving only when high on weed really love you? My live-in boyfriend of three years acts sweet, loving and caring when he's high, but when the weed runs out, he's mean, angry, hurtful and horrible to be around. I've asked him when he's stoned to still act like a loving person when the weed runs out, but of course that never happens. He just dismisses that he's mean and hurtful, and he blames me for why he's angry. I'm so confused! Should I just make sure he's always well stocked with his drug? I've told all my friends he is no longer the mean asshole he was when I wanted to leave him (but didn't), and now I've convinced everyone that he transformed back into the amazing catch I always knew he was.

Tensions Highlight Concerns That Relationships Aren't Perfect

Someone who can be nice only when he's high isn't someone you should be fucking, living with or starting a grow-op on your roof for, THCTRAP, he's someone you should be dumping, dumping and dumping. And to be clear: Your boyfriend's problem isn't weed, THCTRAP, your boyfriend's problem is he's an asshole. And the fact you're covering for him — the fact you can't go to your friends for help because you worked so hard to convince them he's not an asshole — is a very, very bad sign. If being with someone isolates you from the support of your friends, that's not someone you should be with.

Does he love you? Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't — but even if he does, do you want to be loved by someone who treats you like shit when he isn't fucked up? No, you don't. My advice: DTMFA.

But let's get a second opinion, shall we?

"It's not unusual for people to complain that they feel a little cranky when they run out of weed," said Dan Skye, editor in chief of High Times magazine. "I know a lot of people who prefer to be high all the time — but if his personality is that different when he runs out of weed, this woman's boyfriend has problems other than not being high."

Now, there are people out there who self-medicate with pot — in good ways, not bad ways.

"If this guy is such a prick when he's not high, I'd get rid of him," said Skye. "Putting your girlfriend in a position where she feels like she has to become your dealer — that she has to supply you with pot — is not acceptable."

I'm a man who is married to a woman. In our 12-year relationship, our sex life hasn't ever been really active, but after being married, my wife's sex drive decreased noticeably. She had promised things would improve once we tied the knot. She explained that her upbringing was conservative and she felt guilty about having sex before marriage. But marriage didn't help. We've gone to couples' therapy, only to abandon it because she doesn't feel any progress, and our pantry has barely used natural remedies for low libido. Our library has workout DVDs collecting dust after she said she felt too fat to be attractive. Currently, she can last having sex for nearly half an hour before feeling exhausted and stopping, regardless of me reaching orgasm or not. On the other hand, we enjoy each other's company and we've got each other's backs whenever things are rough, so I can't say she's uninterested in me. I can't remember the last time I had fulfilling sex. Whenever I bring it up, she breaks down, saying she's not enough for me. My need for sex is killing me.

Unsexed Grumpy Husband

Maybe your wife's religious upbringing ruined sex for her and her for sex. Maybe your wife is one of those low-to-no-libido women who sex therapists and counselors whisper about: a woman with no desire for sex, a woman whose marriage is hanging by a thread, a woman who sincerely wants to save her marriage — but nothing seems to help, her marriage collapses, and she winds up divorced. And three months after the divorce, the woman who was weeping to her therapist about the possibility that she might be asexual? She wants to fuck every cute bartender, personal trainer and waiter she sees. Turns out she wanted sex all along. She just didn't want it with her husband, or she didn't want it with only her husband, and her newfound freedom to fuck other people — freedom that might have saved her marriage — reawakened her libido. Maybe your wife is asexual.

Here are your non-divorce options, UGH: (1) You can get sex elsewhere without her okay, aka "cheating." (2) You can ask your wife for permission to get sex elsewhere, aka "not cheating." (3) You can resign yourself to a sexless marriage, aka "cheating inevitably."

P.S. Never once has a conflict over too little sex in a long-term relationship been solved by a marriage ceremony.

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