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The Melissa Gorga Experiment: Day 1

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Yesterday was Day 1 of The Melissa Gorga Experiment, and I only had to tweak a few little things in my daily routine to be more Melissa Gorga-esque.

The first one was the hardest: My Blue Robe.

When I was staying at my parents’ house a few years ago, I borrowed this robe from my sister. While wearing it, I leaked some breastmilk on it and was delighted when my sister said, “You know what? You can keep the robe.”

It is so PLUSH and warm and snuggly. I typically wear it in the mornings and at night when I’m relaxing. I’ve even been known to wear it to bed some nights.

My husband hates this robe. He calls it my “invisibility cloak,” because when I wear it, it repels him. Or something like that.

So I packed the robe away in my closet for the month and wore a sweatshirt instead. How sexy!

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While we were eating breakfast, I brought my husband’s cup of coffee to him at the table and put his dishes in the dishwasher for him. This is my version of “treating my husband like a king.”

I tried my hand at sexting while N was at work. “I can’t wait to see you later. I shaved my legs today.” He ignored me.

When N came home from work, we lined up at the door to greet him with smiles (from me and the baby) and wails from a cranky two-year-old. Oh, and beer.




In perhaps the nicest thing I did for my king husband, I bought a design-your-own six-pack of craft beers at the liquor store. He was very surprised and appreciative.

Although I still think his favorite part of yesterday’s experiment was the fact that I shaved my legs.

Do you have an item of clothing that your partner despises, yet you continue to wear it anyway?

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24 thoughts on “The Melissa Gorga Experiment: Day 1

  1. This is such a fantastic idea (no matter what others think). The hubby is out of town for a few days, but when he gets back I am going to give this a whirl. My hardest part would be giving up my hoodies, which I wear on a daily basis, and loosing the ponytail. This is going to be lots of fun.

  2. I have a pair of red pajama pants and a sweatshirt I’ve had since my senior year of high school. Maybe I’ll retire them and switch to yoga pants and a newer sweatshirt for a month.

  3. Ladies, doing things like wearing yoga pants, shaving your legs and handing your hubby a drink should be the norm, I totally get it though, you guys are saying its good to be reminded to treat your hubby like your dating or like a king. But let’s not forget the fact that in this book she says that having sex with her husband ensures that he won’t fight with her the next day, she says that if he comes home from work and yells at her after a stressful day,that’s ok, she can take it. Then she says she can’t do the same to him though cause hell “flip a switch” and that he’s even broken a high chair and a restaurant chair in anger. In the book melissas husband writes that he will let his sons come in through a side door and have whoever they want sleepover.. He does mention forcing your wife into sex when she says no cause she really wants it.. Lets not forget joe Gorga has past rape allegations against him from his college days.

    1. When Melissa says that having sex w/ Joe ensures that he won’t fight with her, she went on to describe that Joe getting laid a lot makes him able to deal with stress in general. Don’t we all have something that we need in order to be in a good mood? I would say that for many husbands (and wives), it may be sex. Or sleep. Or caffeine. The point is- provide your partner with what he/she needs in order to be relaxed in general, and obviously, there will be less fighting. That was my interpretation of it.
      With regards to the claim that he encourages forcing a wife to have sex, he continues on to say that women (that he has come across) like to be dominated in bed. That is his point there. I am sure (and Melissa cleared this up in her blog) that if she said “No, and I mean it,” he wouldn’t keep going. So maybe not all women like to be dominated; that is just his suggestion. I know many who do like this. Apparently there are lots of women who do not, also.

  4. OMG, love how you interpret the rules. Swapping a robe for a sweatshirt? Ha! My kind of girl. I had these flannel pajamas with Porky Pig on them that I loved and carried over from my college days. I wore them until I literally wore a hole right through the a$$. I really miss those jammies.
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  5. Haha. This is awesome. I wear a maternity nightie every night for bed and my husband calls it a farmers nightie. Sad thing is i am no longer pregnant. I need to amp it up. Everyday I wear black leggings and a black sweatshirt (currently covered in carrots) I am buying the book this weekend. I told hubby and he just said to do the sex 3 to 5 times a week and he would be happy. Haha

    1. Jessica, I think leggings are considered ok…they’re tight, aren’t they? And I would imagine most guys would love this book once they hear her advice on sex.

  6. I have been happily married to my husband for almost 20 years. We TRULY have mutual love and respect for one another. He is my best friend. Having said that, It hasn’t always been an easy road but we learned each other’s boundaries, needs, and desires over time through effective communication. For people truly in love , communication is all it takes to have a “hot and sexy marriage.” As far as “WWMGD”, who cares? I find MG to manipulate her husband in such a way that brings great disgust to me. I would almost pity him if he wasn’t a self proclaimed “Angel from God.”
    Have fun with your experiment. I doubt MG can teach you anything worthwhile that you don’t already know. Best of Luck

  7. Monica, when you have babies and young children shaving your legs is not the norm! I have a 2 and a 4 year old and if I get more than 6 minutes in the shower I’m lucky…not nearly enough time to shave your legs! And when you have been up all night with your kids while your husband sleeps soundly it makes you want to break his coffee cup over his head, not kindly hand it to him. It’s about making your relationship/husband more of a priority…relax people!

    1. Jen, I have an 11 month old, I shave my legs atleast every other day, I’ve learned to he real quick.. My husband get up and makes bottles in the middle of the night and then I feed the baby. In the morning I don’t feel like hurting him because we have mutual respect and team work. (Not saying your marriage isn’t based on teamwork) but in Melissa’s case, joe gorga says in book that he doesn’t change diapers and she says something about the gender boundaries not being crossed and tha helpin in the bedroom. That’s fine if that’s what works for them- but this is an advice book. And seriously people joe gorga really does have rape charges against him from his college days and the cops were called to Melissa and joes shore house and there was a report of him slapping her. She also said in the book he breaks things and gets angry easy. Something is wrong.. From what i read- it was like the how to manual of the ‘sleeping with the enemy.’ I don’t like Melissa gorga but I really really feel sorry for her. And one last thing. A husband should not cheat because of love, respect, a conscience! And if he believes in God the way they claim then he would believe God does not approve.. But Melissa believes that if you keep everything good at home a man won’t cheat. That’s insulting to all the good wives who were cheated on by a man who was simply a pig with no conscience.

      1. Right, it’s what works for THEM, like you said. So that’s why I’m doing the experiment. I’m curious to see how it would work for ME! I’m not saying everyone else should go do it.

        1. But Melissa has said many many times that it is an advice book. I don’t want my marriage to be anything like hers. My husband doesn’t yell at me, I don’t have to have sex with him to ensure that he will treat me with respect, he changes diapers, and understands when I don’t have time to make dinner etc.

      2. But also, I totally agree that some men will cheat even if their wife is doing everything right.

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