What the Avengers Taught Me About Marriage

Here’s the question of the day: Who is your favorite superhero?

Wonder Woman? The Flash? Black Widow? Batman? Who would you pick?

I have a theory about how people answer this question. I think you’re most likely to choose theĀ superhero that you identify with.

So if you asked my hubby who his favorite one is, he’d automatically say Iron Man.

Me? I’d go with Captain America.

Image courtesy of flickr

Image courtesy of flickr

Which totally explains all the conflict that we have in our marriage. šŸ˜‰

Watching the recentĀ Avengers movie confirmed this. Every time Captain America reminded someone to watch their language, I smiled (and cheered). And every time Iron Man made fun of him for doing that, I rolled my eyes. It was like watching the dynamics of our marriage played out on the big screen, except with a lot more explosions and fancyĀ special effects.

If you know anything about the characters from the comics or movies, you’ll know that these two superheroes are fairly different. Okay, they’re more like night and day, complete opposites. We’re talking about Mr. No-Holds-Barred vs. Ms. Goody-2-Shoes.Ā And while you might think one guyĀ is the tougher/smarter/cooler/nobler one, the truth is that they’re both superheroes in their own right.

That’s the marriage lesson I came away with after watching Avengers: Age of Ultron. All the superheroes have their own unique personalities and backstories (which the movie did a good job of going into this time). They all have their own strengths and weaknesses. By themselves, they wouldĀ neverĀ be able to defeat the bad guy. But together, they were able toĀ save the world from destruction – and provide a lot of entertaining momentsĀ along the way.

Just like me and hubby … except without the high tech gadgets and evil robot.

Now excuse me while I go hang up my cape. šŸ™‚


Hehehe! A funny left over from a few weeks ago.

I heardĀ Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way” on the radio the other day and thought it’d be a good song forĀ this post. Even though hubby and I have different ways of doing things, I’m learning to appreciate his way and hopefully, vice versa. šŸ™‚

Who is your favorite superhero?

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