He's trying some new passion project every week and you have to be supportive of every single one. You have conversations with female acquaintences whose husbands are lawyers or doctors or entrepreneurs who are like "So what does he do? Hahahhaha do you know where the ladies' room is, great, thanks."5. And you wind up not being able to take that trip to Puerto Vallarta because he racked up way too many bar tabs last month.6.
I know he has the energy of a crackhead on a log flume, but nightlife is for youngs.2.
Research has shown that the "marriage benefits"—the increases in health, wealth, and happiness that are often associated with the status—go disproportionately to men. Married women, on the other hand, are not better off than unmarried women.
Writing about gender roles of the 1950s, Betty Friedan once defined the “suburban housewife” as “the dream image of the young American woman.” Just as prescriptive literature of the 19th century geared to the middling classes emphasized women’s “true” place in society as mother and wife, the 1950s saw an ideal perpetuated in books, magazines, movies, television, songs, and ads that depicted the white, middle-class woman fulfilled only by a happy marriage.
After looking it over for about fifteen minutes, Beth returned the report to my desk and told me I was a male chauvinist. I was fond of Beth and trying to help her, so after I recovered, I asked her what made her think that.(Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman; he married her shortly after his divorce.) The way I see it, pursuing a relationship with an unavailable person with whom you're in love with, is not advantageous, nor is it worth the investment. There are no benefits to weigh, nor strategic advantage to be sought.Still, when is love a rational and logical experience? And I wonder if we all mean the same thing by the word "love." To my mind, there is no social or geographical impediment when a person is in love. And, though I think it's easy to judge the man's involvement as limited to the novelty and excitement of another woman's attention, I wonder what happily married man would encourage a relationship, and whether he's satisfied, if his source of desire and excitement is outside of his marriage.Marriage, we have been led to believe, is a natural habitat for women, but a stifling cage for men. However, in the real world of data, things shake out quite a bit differently.First, confounding the view of marriage as the female heaven and haven is the fact that marriage actually appears to benefit men more than it does women.