Thursday, 3 April 2008

Marry him

From The Atlantic Monthly March 2008, p. 83:

But then my married friends say things like, "Oh, you're so lucky, you don't have to negotiate with your husband about the cost of piano lessons" or "You're so lucky, you don't have anyone putting the kid in front of the TV and you can raise your son the way you want." I'll even hear things like, "You're so lucky, you don't have to have sex with someone you don't want to."

The lists go on, and each time, I say, "OK, if you're so unhappy, and if I'm so lucky, leave your husband! In fact, send him over here!"

Not one person has taken me up on this offer.

-Lori Gottlieb, "Marry Him".


Anonymous said...

"Marry Him" ran in the Weekend Financial Review a couple of weeks ago.

John Sandeman

simone said...

Now that was a desperately sad article. She had a few good points though.