How To Indulge In Your Guilty Pleasures
From marriage dilemmas to family issues, Caroline's got the answers!Photo by Michael T. Greco
Caroline Manzo puts the real in The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and her fans relate to the reality star's no-nonsense attitude, focus on family and, above all, abundant common sense. Check back at Glo every Monday as Caroline helps solve your most pressing dilemmas.
The Dilemma: Whether it's indulging in a piece of chocolate cake for dinner, shoe shopping or video game playing, most people—women and men—have a guilty pleasure. Sometimes, however, these pleasures are not always condoned or appreciated by one's spouse. How to do you manage these guilty pleasures with your partner?
Caroline's Ruling: This is an interesting question, only because my answer is probably not what you're expecting.
I've always said that Albert and I aren't perfect, but that we're perfect for each other. And we each have idiosyncrasies that drive one another crazy.
Albert can't fall asleep without the television on (as a reminder, the man gets home from work around 3 a.m.). I read every night before bed, but I usually get a 3 a.m. wakeup call in the form of a very loud television. Does it drive me crazy? Absolutely! The upside is he's home safe, and I'll take the blaring TV over his absence any day.
He's also Mr. Gadget: If there's something new and exciting out there, then he's the first one to have it and acts like a little boy playing with each new toy when it arrives. I will never understand his obsession with technology, but the truth is, the guy works like a dog to provide for his family, and if it a new gadget makes him happy, then so what?