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  • Originally posted by geostump View Post
    I think some people are just better suited to marriage and others not. I think my husband does great with it. Looking back, I think I got married to get away from my mother and to prove to her that I could be the type of woman that a man would want to marry. Yes, she told my husband that I am not the type of woman you'd want to marry. Never quite figured out what she meant and its not like I can ask her. Sometimes death is a beautiful thing. I really do think its a blessing that I never found out what she meant by that.
    Yes, sometimes family is not really family at all. Completely with you on that one, although fortunately my mother and I have a great relationship.

    I've just started reading Marriage, A History by Stephanie Coontz, and it's really interesting. Much I already knew, but other things not so much. I think a lot of the marital turmoil these days has a lot to do with this being the first time ever in the history of humans that we marry for love and most have the ability to survive after divorce. The framework for modern marriage is relatively new, the last couple hundred years. Up until about 40 years ago women couldn't survive post divorce unless they came from wealthy families that would support them. Previously, marriage was seen as a social, financial, political contract. The idea of marrying for love was seen as radical and very much discouraged. Love was usually reserved for one's mistress or lover, not husband or wife. I had seen the hypothesis on numerous occasions that paleo culture wasn't monogamous and was somewhat skeptical. I'm leaning towards monogamy probably being practiced sometimes, especially when children were particularly vulnerable, but kin-groups were much more egalitarian and communal, so children had not just their parents but also extended family to help rear them. It's all pretty interesting to ponder.
    Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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    • Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
      Up until about 40 years ago women couldn't survive post divorce unless they came from wealthy families that would support them. .
      proof?

      Previously, marriage was seen as a social, financial, political contract
      Now that it isn't there is really no point in getting married for the most part
      Last edited by kenn; 06-24-2011, 07:14 PM.
      Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
      Starting Weight: 294 pounds
      Current Weight: 235 pounds
      Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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      • the strippers, hookers and exotic (burlesque) dancers did quite well
        beautiful
        yeah you are

        Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
        lol

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        • Originally posted by kenn View Post
          proof?
          Are you saying that 40 years ago women had all the opportunities to work and support themselves that they do now?


          Originally posted by kenn View Post
          Now that it isn't there is really no point in getting married for the most part
          I agree with you there. The only reason I got married was to keep my US citizenship. The only reason I would marry now is for similar reasons, if one of us needed insurance or some such.
          Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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          • Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
            Are you saying that 40 years ago women had all the opportunities to work and support themselves that they do now?

            .
            your statement was they couldn't survive
            Last edited by kenn; 06-24-2011, 08:03 PM.
            Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
            Starting Weight: 294 pounds
            Current Weight: 235 pounds
            Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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            • Is Lord Friendly going to have to force choke a (man)bitch?

              Nobody gives a shit about marriage. Quit yer fuckin' whining you pussies.
              Last edited by DarthFriendly; 06-24-2011, 08:23 PM. Reason: moar darkside

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              • What? Why the hell is it midnight already?

                I'm not done watching porn yet.

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                • what, is it like cinderella and their clothes go back on at 12?
                  beautiful
                  yeah you are

                  Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                  lol

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                  • Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
                    what, is it like cinderella and their clothes go back on at 12?
                    no my bed time is 10p.

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                    • Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
                      no my bed time is 10p.
                      10p in what time zone?
                      Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                      Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                      Current Weight: 235 pounds
                      Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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                      • Originally posted by kenn View Post
                        your statement was they couldn't survive
                        Yes Kenn, that's what I said . . . As in economic and social survival.
                        Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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                        • Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
                          no my bed time is 10p.
                          i would say that's ghey, but some consider that to be politically incorrect
                          beautiful
                          yeah you are

                          Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                          lol

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                          • Staying up late every night is for losers. LOSERS.
                            You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                            • Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
                              i would say that's ghey, but some consider that to be politically incorrect
                              Okay Katy Perry.

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                              • Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                                Staying up late every night is for losers. LOSERS.
                                Exactly.

                                You gotta wake up early if you want to do any real damage.

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