By Aaron Traister, REDBOOK
DEAR WHYS GUY:
Why does my husband remember so many things about sports but nothing I told him yesterday? -Redbook reader
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DEAR REDBOOK READER:
Our relationship with sports predates our relationship with you by many, many years. I remember exactly where I was when the Phillies lost the 1993 World Series; I know who I was with and what I did when the Eagles converted fourth and 26 against the Green Bay Packers (I jumped on my friend's back and rode him around my living room). We've been fluent in sports forever, whereas we've only been speaking feelings and to-do lists for a few years. So sometimes we go blank, like a poor student in Spanish class who zones out because he can't follow. Example: My wife, Karel, says, "When Jane and Garth actually get married, they'll discover how it changes their relationship." And I think, I didn't even know Jane and Garth weren't married. Better say "Yup" so she thinks I'm still here.
Need help decoding odd male behavior? Redbook columnist Aaron Traister, who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two kids, is our resident male who is happy to answer any questions you might have about the mind of a man. Either leave your questions in the comments or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Whys Guy in the subject. Letters, emails, and comments may be edited for clarity and length.
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