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" 24 16.22%
"Happy Husband, Happy Home" 7 4.73%
"If Momma Ain't Happy, Nobody's Happy" 25 16.89%
All of the above 68 45.95%
None of the above 24 16.22%
Voters: 148. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-07-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: The State Line
2,364 posts, read 3,548,294 times
Reputation: 2756

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?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-07-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
41,343 posts, read 26,573,921 times
Reputation: 59377
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 / Pets
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2014, 03:55 PM
 
1,915 posts, read 3,659,593 times
Reputation: 3045
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.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
16,945 posts, read 15,011,447 times
Reputation: 30113
no woman no cry
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC (Ballantyne/Charlotte in Sep)
25,587 posts, read 37,321,315 times
Reputation: 37158
I think all three justify childish behavior by a spouse when they do not get their way. Enough said.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-07-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: So Cal
46,381 posts, read 45,561,025 times
Reputation: 47329
If momma ain't happy, no one is happy....... heard that phrase a few times....
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2014, 01:35 AM
 
17,867 posts, read 19,479,049 times
Reputation: 13885
I don't have experience with being married so I can't say I agree with any of them.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2014, 02:22 AM
 
250 posts, read 291,075 times
Reputation: 591
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.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2014, 04:54 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
10,677 posts, read 22,137,078 times
Reputation: 15151
I like being happy. I like it when hubs is, too. If one of us is not, then we fix it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2014, 05:34 AM
 
14,958 posts, read 19,612,889 times
Reputation: 12126
I'm going with "If momma ain't happy, nobody's happy".
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote 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.


Reply
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

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - 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, 36, 37 - Top