The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant turned his trouble understanding women into a stand-up show that was turned into a DVD that is being turned into a global tour that is being turned into a sitcom. Here he turns the tables and tries to help mX Lost in Love readers understand men.
My husband is a drug addict who never spends time with me. What can I do? - Angela
“Find out what he’s addicted to and, if it’s smack, get yourself a heap. Drug addicts will go wherever drugs are, so you could leave a little trail of cocaine into the bedroom.” - SM
A hot guy on the train just asket me out and then told me he was married. What should I do? - Cloe
“That’s a moral question for that lady, isn’t it? Personally, don’t get involved. It’s not going to end well. My other concern is: Are they still on the train? We need to get an answer to her quickly. She’s only got a few stops left.” - SM
My boyfriend asked his friend to show him a pic of her breast implants and sent her a chocolate arrangement for her recovery. Should I worry? - Confused
“What was the deal? He called her and told her, ‘I’d love to see your new boobs.’ She said, ‘Definitely not.’ He said, ‘What about this? What if I sent you some milk chocolate?’ She went ‘All right! I’ll show you one tit for half a pound of chocolate.’” - SM
My husband suggested we both do hardcore adult modelling. I ended up having an affair with a photographer. Was it my fault? - Monique
“Is this what I am to expect of Australians? There’s people saying, ‘Can I look at your tits?’ There’s husbands saying, ‘This marriage has got a bit dull. Instead of going, like, for a romantic weekend, let’s instantly get into hardcore porn.’ Goodness me, what kind of crazy people are they?” - SM
-mX, Wednesday December 5, 2012.