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Old 08-26-2008, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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(OPRAH.com) -- I contemplate divorce every day. It tugs on my sleeve each morning when my husband, Will, greets me in his chipper, smug morning-person voice, because after 16 years of waking up together, he still hasn't quite pieced out that I'm not viable before 10 a.m.

She's happily married, dreaming of divorce - CNN.com
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:53 AM
 
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Hahahahha. I'm surprised someone that self-absorbed and judgmental ever got married in the first place. As if she doesn't do about 5,000,000 that drives her husband crazy everyday.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:31 AM
 
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I can't speak for how I will feel 10 years from now, but this article is kind of sad to me, despite its obviously attempts at humor.

I DO think it is good that women now have the choice to leave a dysfunctional and unhappy marriage which they would not have been able to do in the past, but this woman is complaining about the small, irritating things about her husband, not major issues.

I also think the title is misleading, she is obviously NOT happily married. It doesn't sound as if she has a shred of respect for her husband and it sounds like she settled for him because no-one better was around at the time.

I think she would be doing him a favor by divorcing him and giving him the opportunity to find love with someone less bitter and cynical.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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I can't speak for how I will feel 10 years from now, but this article is kind of sad to me, despite its obviously attempts at humor.

I DO think it is good that women now have the choice to leave a dysfunctional and unhappy marriage which they would not have been able to do in the past, but this woman is complaining about the small, irritating things about her husband, not major issues.

I also think the title is misleading, she is obviously NOT happily married. It doesn't sound as if she has a shred of respect for her husband and it sounds like she settled for him because no-one better was around at the time.

I think she would be doing him a favor by divorcing him and giving him the opportunity to find love with someone less bitter and cynical.
Yep. The other thing is the jaundiced way she looks at every woman who has a happy marriage, as if that person is either brain-dead or lying to herself.

All in all, a pretty sad article by an emotionally impoverished person.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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mannnn.....some ppl should have been swallowed at birth. They should have procreation laws......"no idiots allowed".
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Marriage... closing the exit doors

Well, I do believe in "happily ever after" and " till death do us part." This is largely because of my Christian convictions. When I was a newly wed, (33 years ago!) our minister wanted us, as newly weds, to read the book by Larry Christensen, The Christian Family. In it, he writes that it is the commitment that sustains the love. Not the love sustaining the commitment. I think there's something to that. We don't have to look over our shoulder every day and contemplate if we'd be happier divorced or with someone else! Short of some major, drastic "deal-breakers" just not an option! That can be a good thing IMO.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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Well, we know some couples that would be better off divorced. Without a doubt. That being said, she makes some awfully big generalizations that really don't hold water.

The other thing I always love about articles about this is that marriage is an artificial construct designed to enslave women, women who are pure and righteous and worldly souls enchained to selfish and idiotic boobs.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Right were I should be!
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To me it comes across that she's looking for reasons to leave and making mountains out of molehills. What about all the wonderful things spoused do for each other on a daily basis? She's not viable until 10 am, is her dh making her coffee? Gently guiding her until she's viable?

Too one note for me.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I think the headline of this story is ridiculous. "Happily married?" Since when? She needs to stop focusing on her husband's flaws and shortcomings, and start concentrating instead on how to make things better. It's so sad that she's so bitter!

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Old 08-27-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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yesterday i woke up miserable......today i let him sleep in
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