Even a curfew?
The one biggest husband/boyfriend/partner angst from my friends is how late their significant other comes home from a boys-only night.
Some worry about their men. Not a lot of good happens in the early hours of the morning.
Some just don’t see why they have to stay out until 5am…don’t they want to come home?
And some just don’t sleep well until their guy comes home.
The other day on the Kyle and Jackie O show, Zoe Marshall echoed my friends’ thoughts.
Zoe was stepping in for Jackie O one morning (she usually co-hosts the 3pm show) and complained to Kyle about her NRL sports star husband Benji Marshall about his late night antics.
The night before, Zoe gave Benji a curfew of 11pm. According to Benji, who phoned in to tell his side, he regularly gets a curfew before hitting up the night with the boys. Benji explained that, as 11pm rolled in, he felt weird telling his mates he had to go home…because of his wife. So he sent her a text asking to stay out another hour, which she was fine with. All was good until he turned up at 12:07am…
Now, you might find this unreasonable. But Zoe makes a good point, she doesn’t sleep well without Benji home and safe, plus she had to get up pretty early to get to the morning show.
But, Benji did confess that he thought his curfews were unreasonable. Not the time, but more that he has them.
A couple of listeners called in, and the curfew issue divided them. One caller said that her fiance has a curfew, and explained "rules in general for men are pretty good, otherwise they go astray”. While another caller said the rules that we put on each other probably leads to divorce later on due to lack of trust.
When I asked the team in the office, no one admitted to putting a curfew on their guy. When I probed further, having their boyfriend or husband stumble in at 7am is (theoretically) completely fine.