Thursday, October 16, 2008
How often should he change his underwear (he won't change them)
Dear Dr. Jim
Houston, we have a problem.
My husband won't change his underwear. He says he will change it, when it gets embarrassing sized holes.
For sure I want him to have nice looking underwear, how can I get him to change?
Clean Lady in Utah
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Dear Clean Lady
Oh my goodness, at first I misunderstood you. I thought that hubby was wearing his underwear even when it got dirty until he wore holes in it.
Now I see, you want him to change out his underwear before it gets to looking to bad.
I doubt he has changed his habits much since you married him, so you will just have to live with him the way he is. STOP TRYING TO CHANGE HIM. He won't and he will resent you for working on him like you do.
If you want to blame someone you can blame his mother. He probably never changed his underwear out. Or changed it for clean for that matter. I was that way.
Mom would get my used underwear whether dirty or not each night after I went to bed. She would lay out clean underwear for me to put on the next morning along with my other clean clothes. I just thought that was something moms did.
And she would buy me new underwear before it ever got holes in it. Even when we were dirt poor.
When I left home I remember her telling me to be sure not to wear holey underwear just in case I would get into an accident and have to go to the hospital.
Hospitals seem to like nice looking underwear so I came to understand, and to this day if I am driving I put on good underwear. I wear the holey ones around the house and when doing yard work, etc.
Now for you. Buy him new underwear. My estimate is that it should be changed every year to have it looking nice. Just take his old underwear and put in new.
For years Mrs. Jim did that for me. Until we retired, now it is up to me. I must say I don't always put fresh on each morning and some of them have really bad holes. And that is the price you will keep on paying unless you take matters into your own hands.
I hope this helped.
Here are some references for you on changing out underwear, wearing clean underway every day, and holey underwear.
So, keep on keep'n on, and till then,
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