Why is the first response to a fight for one spouse to sleep on the couch? Some refer to it as the “doghouse.” It’s where we send the men when they’ve been bad or where we threaten to go when we’re upset. It’s like a punishment and an escape all in one.
I’m still in my first year of marriage, and I have threatened to sleep on the couch several times. And so has my husband…sometimes because I have strongly suggested it.
But for whatever reason, neither of us has actually slept an entire night on the couch. And although it might not seem like a big deal to some, I am very thankful we haven’t let ourselves make sleeping on the couch a habit.