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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    All I'm gonna say, that even if she were a stay at home mom, she would most likely find other things to complain about.
    Not trying to be a dick but speaking from experience.
    You know his wife?!

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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    What is the deal? Women today are getting all of the choices that their mothers fought for...so why are women tending to be less happy and men are becoming happier?

    "As the ERA woke women up, I remember that initial thrill of empowerment sweeping over us," she said. "But Shannon's generation has had to face all the implications we didn't fully anticipate, and I see how incredibly hard it can be. I don't know anybody who would want to go back to the way it was, but I think those high expectations are taking a toll on women's happiness."

    The Happiness Quotient / Do high expectations and a plethora of choices make modern women miserable?

    "Perhaps the most persuasive explanation for the happiness gap echoes Lisa Boucher's observation: Having choices means that women actually must choose. "

    "I want to preface this by saying that you're catching me on a really crazed week. I know I'm lucky to have a beautiful, happy kid; a great job; a great husband who pitches in," she acknowledges. "But here's where I am right at this moment: Last night I just turned to him and said, 'You know what, I'm not happy in my life.

    " 'I've lost my joy.' "


    The Happiness Quotient / Do high expectations and a plethora of choices make modern women miserable?

    Why is this?
    Why is the more and more common?
    Why Aren't Women Happy?

    I hear more and more of this...

    Having watched her own parents divorce when she was 13, forcing her homemaker mother to get a job, Boucher vowed that she would never be felled by a similar fate. "I swore that I would never depend on any man, that I would establish my own successful career, that I wouldn't let anybody into my life that much," she says. "But now I have somebody to share my life with, and what I really want most is to be able to stay home and spend time with my daughter.

    "So we women broke out of the little boxes that defined us, and now it seems like everybody's trying to get back in there. I'm trying to get back in."


    It is sad. I am not sure why society feels that it has to "evolve" into something...does it? Where are we going? What are we leaving behind? Who benifits? Who is being hurt.
    And she doesn't want to go back to the way it was, when she could be home all day with her daughter. Well these women just need to man-up, and stop crying. They thought it would be glorious to be like men.
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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I can understand part of being a woman and having the right to bitch. I could probably not touch my dick for 2 months straight and it still be perfectly fine. A pussy is like a Ferrari, if you want that baby to perform well you need to keep up on maintenance.

    Maybe in your neck of the woods.

    My husband and I seem quite opposite the general gender roles - He needs the maintenance and the attention (not just in that department, either), I don't.
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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Happiness is for children. Lord knows too many on this planet don't have any. As adults, we should all focus on trying to make kids as happy as possible. Grown men and women should seek to be content. Old people tend to have more difficulty being content. It has to do with dying of old age. It's not like you are feeling all fine and then you just die of natural causes in your sleep one night. You die from parts failure over a length of time.

    If you are an adult in good health, that's all that's necessary to be content. Smile people! Don't over self-evaluate. You're just wasting time.

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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They thought it would be glorious to be like men.
    None of us wanted to be men. We wanted to be women, with choices about how we lived our lives. Duh.

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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post

    Maybe in your neck of the woods.

    My husband and I seem quite opposite the general gender roles - He needs the maintenance and the attention (not just in that department, either), I don't.
    Your husband sucks. You rule.
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    Happiness is overrated.
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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    My woman is typically happy but as soon as you give her one thing...she wants another and another. My mom is the same way just in different ways. My grandma doesn't need anything. She just wants people to leave her the hell alone.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    My woman is typically happy but as soon as you give her one thing...she wants another and another. My mom is the same way just in different ways. My grandma doesn't need anything. She just wants people to leave her the hell alone.
    Maybe you should tell your wife to get the things she wants for herself. After all, she isn't a dependent child, is she?

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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    As the ERA woke women up, I remember that initial thrill of empowerment sweeping over us," she said. "But Shannon's generation has had to face all the implications we didn't fully anticipate, and I see how incredibly hard it can be. I don't know anybody who would want to go back to the way it was, but I think those high expectations are taking a toll on women's happiness.
    How does that saying go?
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