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When Melissa Gorga’s book Love Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage came out last week, some people were disgusted. There were claims that the book promoted “marital rape” and being a submissive pushover to a tyrannical husband. (Here is Melissa’s response to the haters.)
I went to one of Melissa’s book signings, purchased the book, and met the Gorgas. I found both her and Joe to be perfectly nice, gracious individuals.
After reading the book myself, I found the claims made by the haters to be wildly inaccurate. It appears to me that Melissa and Joe Gorga have a healthy, loving, happy marriage. Joe is Melissa’s biggest fan, and vice versa.
So what if Melissa advises to never poop in front of your hubby- is that such terrible advice? I’d certainly like my husband to not poop in front of me, so why shouldn’t I do the same?
Anyway, the book got me thinking that maybe Melissa Gorga really does have the secrets to a hot and happy marriage. So I’ve decided to follow all her advice in Love Italian Style for one month and see what happens. Basically, I’m going to Gorganize my marriage.
Will my husband pass out from shock at being treated like “the king of the house?” Will I pass out from exhaustion between all the cooking, cleaning, and sexing that Melissa suggests?
I don’t know, but I can guarantee you’re going to want to come along for the ride. I’ll be posting regular updates on how The Melissa Gorga Experiment is going, in both my and my husband’s opinions.
Some of Melissa’s rules:
• Treat your husband like a king.
• Dress in outfits that your man likes. Wear jewelry he bought you (even if it’s not your favorite).
• Greet husband at the door with a hug, kiss, and a smile.
• Have sex at least every other night, specifically 3-5 times per week.
• Provide a home-cooked dinner most nights in a well-kept house with fresh and clean kids. (This one might be a bit of a struggle.)
• Flirt with your husband.
• Don’t let husband do the typical “feminine” chores like changing diapers and cleaning.
Now, obviously I think that some of these pieces of advice are silly or downright stupid (i.e. the last one). But I’m still going to try it and go as all-in as I can, for the purpose of the experiment.
As a reminder, I have this posted on my fridge. This will be my mantra for the coming month:
Wish me luck 😉
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