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Jane Austen's Advice: Choose the Right Man and Live Happily Ever After

Joeboo Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 10:08 AM
"he would be expected to lead his family, to provide, to sacrifice, to labor, console and bring the energies of an entire family to bear fruit" You forgot to mention the other half of the equation. In return for this selflessness, man's home was supposed to be his castle. The man was supposed ot be respected and deferred to. It's a social contract. Women broke the social contract first. Any group that breaks a "social contract" has no right to be mad if the other gives up on their half ot the "contract". You know who is also a fool? Anyone who continues to honor a contract even though the other person is completely ignoring their own obligations under the contract. Despite what you see on TV, most men aren't fools.

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Call it the lament of the young, single woman: there are no good men left. Or if there are, where are they? And how can a young woman pursue a healthy, marriage-minded relationship in a singles culture of casual sex and perpetual adolescence?

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