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Monday, 25 June 2018

That One Cuts Both Ways

Suppose that one cuts both ways. But the stats I heard went something like this: 40% of all marriages end in divorce. Of those 40% of failed marriages - the woman in the marriage instigates 80% of them. I dunno how true that all is, it's just what I seem to be seeing on the internet. The stereotype that goes with that is that the fella goes to the cleaners and the lady goes to the bank: she gets the house, the car, the kids and the bank account and the fella gets the finger.

In point of fact though, that is not what I am seeing. Women that give their husbands the punt (that I have seen) are often one step away from poverty. If there's kids involved they are often haggard and tired as they try (and usually fail) to do the work of both parents, and they end up as lonely cat ladies. Or they have these odd non-relationships like my next door neighbour. He's was fairly well off until his divorce - but he did escape with one of his properties - the house next to mine. He is seeing a divorced lady who cashed out of her divorce with the house. They've been seeing each other for at least three years now - but they still live apart in their own homes. I dunno if I am misreading it, but I wonder if all they get out of that is keeping the loneliness at bay?

Why would ya want to live like that?


  1. The old song: She got the gold mine, I got the shaft.
    Seeing each other 3 years but not living together. You can have your cake and eat it too.

  2. The people really getting the shaft in a divorce are the kids. I know some people who remain married until the kids graduate college and get settled due to a sense of responsibility, and they're right to do so.

    There are worse things than living alone. If you're a man, you'll likely die in the company of men, and you can do a lot worse for yourself than that. Meantime, you live your life as it amuses you to do so. If you're lonely, get a dog or two. If you don't want responsibility, get a cat. I, for instance, have a cat.

    If you believe statistics from unreliable sources, about 90% of the people in the US of A get hitched. 40% to 50% get divorced, generally due to infidelity, money, sex problems, abuse, or one or both people being dicks to each other.

    Of course a man can really and truly screw up and marry something like Migraine One, who (Saints be praised) isn't speaking to me right now. I did something that offended her, you see, and if I knew what it was I'd keep doing it and get pictures to prove it. But I don't and she won't tell me and I am not crazy enough to call her up and ask her.

    Now me, I've never been married, and at my age I do not intend to get married. I can't imagine any woman who would put up with my shenanigans for more than a day or two anyway.