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tinsldr2
Retired Army Officer
07:50 PM on 08/21/2013
My Wife often complains I dont pay attention or something like that but I am not really sure what she is going on about as I never listen to her........
07:49 PM on 08/21/2013
didn't marriages last lover back then
07:49 PM on 08/21/2013
longer
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Realitylost
Take your ball and go home, whiners.
07:51 PM on 08/21/2013
Not always a good thing.
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philinburb
08:01 PM on 08/21/2013
I think you were right the first time.
08:12 PM on 08/21/2013
Just because they may have lasted longer ... did not mean they were happier.
Too many lived an existence of "quiet desperation".
09:29 PM on 08/21/2013
depression has skyrocketed..
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Eiffel For You
'For the greater good', said no Repub ever.
07:43 PM on 08/21/2013
Saw on FB; "We (husbands) DO get things done - You don't have to nag us every six months about it."
07:42 PM on 08/21/2013
The cooking thing is ridiculous, but the nagging point is spot on.
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tinsldr2
Retired Army Officer
07:48 PM on 08/21/2013
Well I suppose she can order delivery a lot, but as long as the food is good and she cleans the kitchen quickly does it really matter?
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NoCaSoccerGuy
Progress or regress - choose wisely!
07:39 PM on 08/21/2013
If Rick Perry and the rest of the GOTP had their way (and they are desperately trying to get their way), this "advice" would be law in every red state in the union.
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Eiffel For You
'For the greater good', said no Repub ever.
07:45 PM on 08/21/2013
That's a fact. Scary.
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commiepinko
Will Twerk for Food
07:36 PM on 08/21/2013
best advice...just drink a bottle of wine as soon as you get in the door.
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commiepinko
Will Twerk for Food
07:34 PM on 08/21/2013
nagging actually is a real problem
07:34 PM on 08/21/2013
More sage advice for wives here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS37SNYjg8w
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BlueZoo
Independent voter, Independent thinker!
07:29 PM on 08/21/2013
VERY worst: Meet your husband at the door, naked and covered in Saran Wrap! The advice was always for the woman to be submissive and it is a crock!
09:16 PM on 08/21/2013
The woman who advised that ended up getting divorced herself.
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BlueZoo
Independent voter, Independent thinker!
09:32 PM on 08/21/2013
ROTFL! I didn't know that! While no divorce is truly funny, this one just strikes me as hilarious! Being a mother with little kids and getting that advice back then was simply the limit to my patience. I wanted to slap that broad to sleep! Women like that have no concept of reality!
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JaElle
07:29 PM on 08/21/2013
I don't think you can really talk about whether marriages where happier then or now. Based on the advice above, it doesn't sound to me like women's happiness was even considered. It sounds like the purpose of marriage was just so men could have a free therapist/housekeeper/nanny/cook as well as someone to produce their offspring. I doubt anybody ever stopped to think about whether the "help" was happy with that arrangement or not.
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ol'motherhen
ACA - the civil rights act of the 21st century
08:21 PM on 08/21/2013
I was a teenager at the time, and yes, your guess is exactly right. Women simply were not considered fully human. That was the time when male folklore and the scripted behavior of movie/tv characters was filled with either overt or barely disguised contempt for women.

Clue about modern politics: Repubs have never given that up. They're homosocial.
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hector74elp
07:27 PM on 08/21/2013
that is what the GOP calls the good ol days for sure.
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CoveredUp
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
07:49 PM on 08/21/2013
This crosses all political parties, races, religions and any other subset men you can think of. Nagging is a form of torture and should be labeled a terrorist activity.
07:27 PM on 08/21/2013
Be a good listener, don't nag , and a good cook....sounds like a keeper to me.
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deepthicket
A man is as big as the things that make him mad.
07:23 PM on 08/21/2013
Actually these are three valuable, indeed essential, tips for any successful marriage, but they do apply equally to both spouses. I submit that nagging, bad cooking, and monopolized complaining will drive most any spouse away eventually.
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ImagineMark
07:23 PM on 08/21/2013
This is what the GOPers want to go back to. I think it best to move forward, but that's just me.
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CoveredUp
The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
07:50 PM on 08/21/2013
So how many years have you been happily married and have avoided these pitfalls?
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ImagineMark
09:05 PM on 08/21/2013
34 so far.
07:17 PM on 08/21/2013
What about advice on raising children from Dr. Spock? Ever wonder why people from that generation are mostly giant ___s?