When my partner and I get together with a group of couples, there is always one topic that can get us all going for an hour: cooking together as a couple. This is something it seems all couples struggle with. Every week, we get the “fun” idea of making a meal together and every week, when we sit down to eat that meal, we do so mostly in silence, only breaking that silence to recap all of the ways we wronged each other during the cooking process. You know that saying, “There are too many cooks in the kitchen?” Well, I think couples inspired it. I don’t have these issues when I cook with a friend or with my mom—just with my partner. We just can’t get through making a meal without arguing every second over how it’s done. Maybe I can see why so many couples just choose to eat out for date night. Here are arguments I find most couples have when cooking.
Somebody is being too bossy
In my relationship, that would be my partner. When he says that we should make a meal together, what he clearly means is that he will be head chef, and I will be the sous chef who just takes orders and has no input. The moment I try to make a suggestion he’ll say, “I actually already have this all figured out so won’t be needing feedback.” Oh. I see.