23 Feb
Help! I’m Stuck On Mount Crushmore!

Dear Mouthy Housewives,

I’m very attracted to a friend’s husband. I’m happily married, and would never, ever act on it, of course. But how do I get rid of this crush? It’s making me feel silly and uncomfortable.


Krush Killer


Dear Krush Killer,

I want you to close your eyes for a moment and picture Mr. Crush in your head. Think about his warm, brown eyes, his strong hands, his sexy laugh, the way he trims his hedges with the style and grace of a young, hot Sean Connery. Ahhh… delicious, isn’t he? It’s really no wonder why you’ve fallen so hard for your friend’s perfect husband.

Now I want you to close your eyes again. This time, picture Mr. Crush sprawled out on your couch wearing nothing but dingy underwear and black socks. Keep looking as he loudly scratches his belly, burps like a rabid gorilla, then wanders over to the kitchen where instead of putting his cereal bowl in the dishwasher, he carelessly plops it in the sink knowing that the little lady’ll take care of it for him like she always does.

White-hot crush staring to fade a bit?

The truth is, we all sometimes find someone besides our mate attractive. Chalk it up to chemistry, or animal lust, or too much wine mixed with black market diet pills. Crushes are normal, and usually illogical. And since you claim you’re “happily married,” I’m assuming there doesn’t seem to be any deep-seated displeasure with your husband or any danger of you acting upon these feelings.

Therefore, might I suggest you simply repeat the second part of the visualization exercise I mentioned above a few times a day. Maybe add in a few images of Mr. Crush throwing his dirty socks on the ground, picking lint out of his misshapen belly button, and doing the white-man’s underbite to “Louie Louie” at your class reunion, too. Ewww! you’ll think. He’s disgusting! He’s repulsive! He’s making me nauseated! He’s nowhere near as cute as—my husband.

Problem solved.


Wendi, TMH


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5 Responses to “Help! I’m Stuck On Mount Crushmore!”


Comment by Teresa.

LOL….I will file this advice away for the next time I get one of those crushes


Comment by mountainmomma18.

Crushes are totally normal and part of what makes us human. And they are harmless-especially since your cruch will inevitably do something annoying and then you will be over it. I sometimes think other men are hot, then I hear them talk…yeah


Comment by Lisa Rae @ smacksy.

“…doing the white man’s underbite to ‘Louie, Louie…”



Comment by the mama bird diaries.

You just killed every crush I’ve ever had. Men are disgusting. Except my husband of course.


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