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Grow up: Life Has Trade-offs

Most women need what men have. A WIFE! I sure wished I had one when I worked full time. Then I could have told her "I'll help you IF I have time."
RVN70USMC Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:25 AM
You need to quit judging all men by the loser you married. We are all not like him.
binc Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:46 AM
We all have strengths and weaknesses. I believe that it's actually a weakness not to identify our strengths and weaknesses and deal with them in the most productive way. My husband and I have no problem owning up to our individual weak points and compensating for each other in those instances, often with a dose of humor thrown in. It's not a competition in our home which is one reason why we're still together after 37 years.
MichiganWife85 Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 10:41 PM
You just described the "perfect" marriage. People say it's impossible to have a perfect marriage but I disagree. A perfect marriage is just as binc said: "My husband and I have no problem owning up to our individual weak points and compensating for each other in those instances..." When you utilize the polarity of men and women as a balance to compensate for the others' weaknesses. It's a biological fact. Women can multitask and men, for the most part, cannot. But women generally cannot match men when it comes to one task they take on with single-minded ferocity. This is generality of course, but there's a reason it's this way. That's why it's important to 1) marry wisely, 2) treat kindly. Binc, you will prolly be married another 37 years.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 5:37 AM
And this is the reason why single parenting and homosexual parenting cannot possibly work. Men and women have different strengths and weaknesses, they are not interchangeable like cogs in a machine like the left would have you believe. A single parent without an opposite sex partner or two partners of the same sex cannot possibly compensate fully for the lack of the other sex parent in the home.
Anne-Marie Slaughter's eye-catching Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," is being greeted with a certain reverse snobbery. We've been reminded that the choices and challenges of women with advanced degrees are hardly typical and not the sort of thing that should divert us from the problems of the middle class.

Perhaps. But there are millions of women in the upper middle class and the culture they create and reflect affects everyone. Besides, Slaughter deserves some credit for honesty. As she recounts in the piece, when she mentioned to a friend that she was considering writing that women can't have...