Patch and I know better than to play competitive games together unless we are both VERY chill. So most of the time we prefer co-op games, and one of our current favorites is ‘Splosion Man, which is set in a fun world, and has achieved a set of game play challenges which work really well for developing the individual players and the team.
However, the stress levels at our house have reached a point where even a nice, co-op session of ‘Splosion Man can turn into a nasty fight, with lots of deep button pushing. Le sigh. Statistics say that a majority of couples break up over money issues, and it’s true, unstable times can make it really hard to find the romance.
What did we do? We got out of the house. We dressed up and spent time with friends. Watching Patch navigate gracefully through social situations has a way of reminding me how much I love him. Talking to people about development platforms for various mobile devices, and being able to lean over and ask him to jog my memory because we’d just been talking about thus and such the other day… that’s where the romance is. Having a partner is about having a place to put the other half of your brain; or the other quarter, once you’ve uploaded what you can to electronic memory. When I’m not absolutely sure that we won’t drown, it’s good to have a reminder that at least we’re in this together.