A good friend of mine had severe marital problems, such that I needed to intervene to either save or desroy his marriage. The root of his problem illustrates why marriage is a fool hearty endeavor for the modern American man.
My friend was told that he didn’t love his family. How was his wife so sure of this? Well, he worked too much.
Let me tell you about my friend’s job. He drives several-hundred miles a week teaching fat, white, men how to use ad interface software. Do you think my friend enjoys spending hours each day talking to these people?
Like a lot of men, he’s not especially fond of his job. He works so that his wife doesn’t have to. His wife led the life of a woman of leisure, free to browse Facebook all day, attend yoga, and have enough money left over to eat out regularly. He works so his children don’t have to live in poverty. He works, in other words, because he loves his family.
Yet no amount of reason could reach this woman. (It took his filing for divorce, thus imposing the realization on her that she would be giving up a life of leisure, to keep his family together.)
I’m not sure where women got it in their heads that men love working 12 hours a day. Some do, no doubt, but most men have as much desire for work-life balance as a woman has. Yet as primary bread winners, men have no choice: If they love their families, they will work.
Women, however, have become insufferably entitled. Instead of feeling gratitude that a man slaves away to support his famil, women have come to expect it. Of course a man should slave away. And when he comes home, he should then give whatever is left of his soul to a needy wife.
A man is expected to have nothing left for himself. It all belongs to his employer, and his wife. And if he doesn’t do what his wife says, the rest of his soul will belong to the state.
Incidentally, if my friend had worked less hard, and ended up as a retail clerk at Home Depot, his wife would have left him, too. Because, as we all know, a real man supports his family.
It is simply impossible to keep a modern American woman happy for any length of time. Unless you want to be bitched at constantly, do not get married.