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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    A lot of modern women are pulling double duty now. They didn't break free of the domestic role. Instead they are now the 9-5 workers plus the domestic caretakers while a lot of men continue to coast along. So yeah, makes sense that men would be more happy... not only do they have a maid at home, but she also nets half the income which makes his life easier.

    I don't think people in general are happier now than they were 30 years ago. The demands of modern life are more stressful than ever and it's becoming cost prohibitive for many to have a healthy family setup.
    More men are stepping up and doing household duties and more child rearing than ever, so I would disagree with the maid and income comment. Plus, many women keep a portion of their income for themselves and only put in some to half, for isntance, into the families bills.

    Regarding the stress of modern living, it is all the fault of the people that play that game. Move somewhere less expensive. Get one job. Have one car. Don't buy so much stuff. Save instead of going on vacations. There are a lot of things that people do that make their own lives more stressful when they could simply do less. Life is what you make it...
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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    I can't speak for myself but my wife and I both work, both cook, share watching the kids IAW our schedules and both clean the house.

    I'm pretty sure most families these days are the same.

    Just my personal opinion of both are working and a guy let's the wife do everything around the house that's wrong.
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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Bottom line, I resent some stupid article telling me I'm not happy.
    Seriously. I don't believe the article represents a statistical sample of modern women. It's ridiculous.

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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Give me a ****ing break. I know it gratifies you internally to say these things, but in my case, I feel like the work I do is the work I was born to do. Women aren't inherently less suited to working, internally.
    That's not what I said at all.

    Some people put pressure on a woman (see woman's lib or SAHM movements) to do things, that she may not want to do.
    It is up to each woman, individually to decide that.
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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Give me a ****ing break. I know it gratifies you internally to say these things, but in my case, I feel like the work I do is the work I was born to do. Women aren't inherently less suited to working, internally.
    Agreed. There are all sorts on both sides of the sex... many men are slobs and unmotivated slackers who can't take care of themselves let alone a family. Women balance out society in a very healthy way now, and IMO it is just getting better and better.
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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    No mystery... When people assume more power, they have more questionable actions to regret and reevaluate, not a happy state. It's much easier when someone else gives the orders and you do what he says.

    Go along and get along.

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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    More men are stepping up and doing household duties and more child rearing than ever, so I would disagree with the maid and income comment. Plus, many women keep a portion of their income for themselves and only put in some to half, for isntance, into the families bills.

    Regarding the stress of modern living, it is all the fault of the people that play that game. Move somewhere less expensive. Get one job. Have one car. Don't buy so much stuff. Save instead of going on vacations. There are a lot of things that people do that make their own lives more stressful when they could simply do less. Life is what you make it...
    At least I am trying to come up with reasons to explain the statistic, instead of just saying that it's a woman's nature to be dissatisfied, or that the kinds of things women are doing these days go against their inner nature. With comments like that you'd swear the feminist movement never happened. Maybe women are still relatively unhappy because a lot of men are still holding a marginalizing mentality toward them.

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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That's not what I said at all.

    Some people put pressure on a woman (see woman's lib or SAHM movements) to do things, that she may not want to do.
    It is up to each woman, individually to decide that.
    My mom who is 64 was telling me about that, how the feminists, of which she was one in the 60's and early 70's, put so much pressure on women that it became really rude and intense. Feminists insulted woment that wanted to stay at home, or have secretary careers, etc. My mom got so sick of it that she that she quit and changed her mindset a lot regarding women's roles.
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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I've actually thought about this in regards to my own wife. She has a career whereby she would not have to depend on me for anything if something were to happen to us, two beautiful healthy boys, a husband that does quite a bit of work both inside and outside the house and yet she still finds something to complain about every single day.
    This is exactly why I say happiness is a chioce. One thing I will say about my divorce...it made me realize that my happiness was completely and utterly dependent on my choices and my attitude. I could no longer blame my ex-husband for my unhappiness. I could no longer say, "well, when A happens, then I'll be happy." I realized that happily ever after wasn't some distant point in the future, it was TODAY, NOW, and I could either start living it, or I could be some bitter cow who would die with a face full of frown lines.

    I suspect that even if your wife stayed at home, she'd find something to bitch about. Just my take on it (I know a lot of women who are her equivalent, and who always have a list of bitches).

    If I can be happy working full time, doing all the yard work, doing all the household work, doing all the work with our kids, etc., your wife can be happy in her circumstances.

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    Re: Why aren't women happy???

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    At least I am trying to come up with reasons to explain the statistic, instead of just saying that it's a woman's nature to be dissatisfied, or that the kinds of things women are doing these days go against their inner nature. With comments like that you'd swear the feminist movement never happened. Maybe women are still relatively unhappy because a lot of men are still holding a marginalizing mentality toward them.
    I didn't mean to be rude or anything... I was just countering your argument. I agree wtih your methodology and in no way am asserting that it's a woman's nature to be dissatisfied.
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