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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Making It Work

For John, BLUFMarriage is not about gaining equality, but about mutual self sacrifice.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Epoch Times, by Ms Suzanne Venker, 14 March 2019.

Per Wikipedia, The Epoch Times is a multi-language newspaper founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese Americans associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement.

Here is the lede plus five:

Not long ago I received an email from a divorced real estate agent in Beverly Hills who had this to say:
Dear Suzanne,

I just read about you, and I’d like to talk to you about my daughter who’s a high achiever.  She’s 38, well-educated (two Ivy League schools), creative, intelligent, sophisticated, loving, successful, and attractive with a model-like body, and surprisingly can’t find a desired partner.  I must say she wasted many years on several senseless relationships.  She is now extremely unhappy that she doesn’t have a partner and, most importantly, she wants to have children.  She has consulted with a few relationship coaches, but she is still single.  All of her friends are married with kids.  I’m clueless why she can’t find her desired partner.  Thank you in advance for your help.

” My emailer’s daughter is not alone.  Countless women today face the exact same problem:  They’re successful in life but not in love.  And their quandary is bigger than they realize, for if and when these women do find a husband, it will not be the end of their struggle.  Finding a man to marry today is only half the battle.

The other half is keeping him.

Although “keeping him” isn’t really the right phrase since men aren’t the ones leaving their marriages in droves.  Women are:  70 percent of divorces are initiated by wives.  Ergo, even when women do marry, they have no idea how to stay married.

Time to read the article, but the theme is that winning in the gender war may be losing at life.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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