U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Relationships
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Which ideology holds true?
"Happy Wife, Happy Life" 23 15.97%
"Happy Husband, Happy Home" 7 4.86%
"If Momma Ain't Happy, Nobody's Happy" 25 17.36%
All of the above 65 45.14%
None of the above 24 16.67%
Voters: 144. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-07-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: The State Line
2,304 posts, read 3,268,651 times
Reputation: 2695

Advertisements

Which ideology do you most agree with if any? We've heard the first one many times before. However, studies are recently showing the latter is most true. An unhappy man leads to an unhappy home. I can see how this would apply if a man lost his job and was used to being the breadwinner, etc.

I don't necessarily think one is more correct than the other, but I generally get the impression most guys will compromise in favor of the wife, more often than not. I don't necessarily think the wife would always get her way, however. It would mean, for example, she would get a newer car, and he would get a used one, or keep his old one longer, if the couple can't afford two new cars; everything else being equal.

Thoughts?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-07-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
33,643 posts, read 21,338,536 times
Reputation: 48867
I think they are both equally right, and both should be applied as appropriate for the situation.

I don't see how they have to be mutually exclusive.
__________________
____________________________________________
My posts as a Mod will always be in red.
Be sure to review Terms of Service: TOS
And check this out: FAQ
Moderator: Relationships Forum / Hawaii Forum / Dogs
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2014, 04:55 PM
 
1,915 posts, read 3,420,618 times
Reputation: 3033
I think now more than ever it's Happy Husband, Happy Home. There are more "house husbands" and unemployment is still a major issue.

Men may tie their self worth with their jobs and income.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
15,642 posts, read 12,975,841 times
Reputation: 27968
no woman no cry
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
24,306 posts, read 34,342,442 times
Reputation: 33556
I think all three justify childish behavior by a spouse when they do not get their way. Enough said.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: So Cal
41,658 posts, read 41,172,853 times
Reputation: 43002
If momma ain't happy, no one is happy....... heard that phrase a few times....
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2014, 02:35 AM
 
17,863 posts, read 18,189,328 times
Reputation: 13821
I don't have experience with being married so I can't say I agree with any of them.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2014, 03:22 AM
 
250 posts, read 265,570 times
Reputation: 586
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chowhound View Post
If momma ain't happy, no one is happy....... heard that phrase a few times....
I dislike that phrase,because it can make the said woman into a terrorist. I believe your spouse should be concerned about your happiness,but within reason.A person can make 100% effort to make a person happy,but it's the other person choice to be.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2014, 05:54 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
10,033 posts, read 20,559,129 times
Reputation: 12922
I like being happy. I like it when hubs is, too. If one of us is not, then we fix it.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2014, 06:34 AM
 
14,644 posts, read 17,933,083 times
Reputation: 11563
I'm going with "If momma ain't happy, nobody's happy".
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Relationships
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top