meaning, rather than being mere wallets for their parasitic wives who have built nice comfy lives off of their husband's drudgery.
I'm Living the American Dream and Hating Every Minute of It.
I'm a 38 y/o male who is married to a beautiful woman and have 1 kid with 1 more on the way. we have what many consider to be the ideal life. Nice house, good jobs, SUV and a overall nice lifestyle. Problem is I hate my life. I feel trapped and destined to live the life of a corporate warrior and familyman when I really long for something else. I've been married for 9 years now and while I love my wife, I feel that I need more space and to be honest long for some variety.
I wish I could walk away from it all.
We have the mortgage and a small amount on the SUV. The problem isn't money and my wife worked and saved money.
I just feel so trapped. I would love to be free again and be able to just get up and do something on a whim. I would love to go out and have a wild fling with a new and exciting woman.
Like other have said I fell for the notion of going to college, getting a good job, finding a wife and raising a family. I feel it is all a big lie and I was dumb enough to fall for it.
Why marriage used to work, but no longer works.
Marriage used to be a contract where a man was supposed to provide for a family financially, and a woman was supposed to be a good wife ->
The Good Wife's Guide
From "Housekeeping Monthly", May 13, 1955.
- Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about is needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
- Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
- Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
- Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.
- Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc. and then run a dustcloth over the tables.
- Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.