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Response to DemReadingDU (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 17, 2013, 05:03 AM

50. This is why you're still married.

I grocery shopped, cooked dinner, cleaned the house and did the yard work besides having a full time job. Are we still married? No.
I've come to the conclusion some women are simply unhappy when it comes to being married despite what is done or is not done by their husband. I know some married women who have a rooster of verifiable complaints about their other half and they would not consider leaving as making their spouse as miserable as possible has taken on a life of its own.
There are just as many who given the opportunity would bolt given a reasonable prospect for a future on their own. My first ex planned on divorcing me when she completed nursing school. Smart woman that she is waited until we bought a house. A half dozen years later she remarried and divorced him two years later. She remains single to this day.
Number two is now on marriage number four. I kept the house this time as she had no interest in it as she married up. He died ten years later. She sold everything and moved and managed to find number four a year later. In that last three marriages, we shared two things in common among the husbands, we were older and financially better off than the previous husband.
I am much better off for having known both. My life was richer in ways that aren't about things, but some things do matter. I live by myself and I'm very comfortable with that.
The best relationships I have now are not dependent on being marriageable. They are constructed on simple premise, we should be able to smile when we see each other.

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