An actual 1955 Good Housekeeping article - page 9

ick. i will never buy this magazine again an actual 1955 good housekeeping article. aoladp://ma15939680-0002/image0011.jpg -... Read More

  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from caroladybelle

    ...Sorry, to burst a bubble of yours, but the "good old days" were not all that good.

    Well, hence my quote, "... after two failed marriages, I would be happy to be married in an "old school" way - (so I think...)"



    "So I think..." means that I am aware of the OTHER other hand...
  2. by   nurseguy55
    Wow!
    Well stated. Thanks for putting it all together like that. I won't bother telling you how radically different things are for my companion and I (2 1/2 yr old twin boys) We both work, and the division of labor at home is in her favor. No complaints here, but I sometimes toy with the thought that I would have liked to have been born a bit earlier in history. Your description summed it up. For the man, it sounds like a good deal, but the resentment and unspoken hostility destoyed a lot of intimacy. As Martin Luther King is supposed to have said "You cant keep a black man (woman) in the gutter unless a white man (any man) is willing to stay in the gutter to keep him there." Loose paraphrase I'm sure. But a damn profound truth.
    thank you
    You said it well.
  3. by   DBlack1
    Times have changed.

    If things were still this way the divorce rate wouldn't be so high.
  4. by   P_RN
    I remember reading a "hint" that said Never sneeze in the butter dish you may make your loved ones sick.

    Not that I ever considered sneezing there, but for the past 40 years, when I go for the butter, I think about that "hint."

    If you can find an early Hints from Heloise book, there are several similarities there. (That's the original Heloise not the daughter who does it now.)
  5. by   nurseguy55
    The divorce rate would not be as high, I agree.

    In the same spirit we could pine that the population challeges of Jerusalem would smaller if the camps of Hitler were still operating.
  6. by   nurseguy55
    I hope we agree that... that would be a BAD thing.

    Please tell me we agree.
  7. by   TazziRN
    No, the divorce rate wouldn't be as high, there would just be a lot more miserable people.
  8. by   squeakykitty
    i saw the article, and all i can say is------:trout: :angryfire
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from TazziRN
    No, the divorce rate wouldn't be as high, there would just be a lot more miserable people.
    Amen to that.
  10. by   LZRN
    I knew I was born 50 years to late. Thanks Gloria!:angryfire
  11. by   DBlack1
    Quote from nurseguy55
    I hope we agree that... that would be a BAD thing.

    Please tell me we agree.

    I'm not going to argue my ideas on the liberation of females.

    The divorce rate will be in the 80% range before I die and the # of marriages will be greatly reduced. American's have developed a attitude that will not work with marriage. I know 30 year olds that are on their third marriage, you think they would have figured it out by now.

    Blame what you want, and say that women back then weren't happy "back then". Ask the next generation of kids what its like to have 3 step dads before high school graduation.

    I don't want a slave for a wife, but a woman who could be a real woman/mother would be nice. I see too many kids getting shuffled around these days. Women might lose the ability to be motherly one day.
  12. by   nurseguy55
    These are very forced "either-or's"

    We really don't make these decisions on a global or national scale. The relationship between two people IS within their power to shape. Government and media can support certain trends, but we are foolish to turn over the most intimate relationships of our life to statistics. We can make a relationship of dignity and balance for both partners, it has always been a continuous struggle to do it... this isn't new.
    If you don't think Big Macs are a wise dietary choice, don't buy them. You aren't required to follow the herd, in burgers or in lifestyle.
  13. by   DBlack1
    Quote from nurseguy55
    These are very forced "either-or's"

    We really don't make these decisions on a global or national scale. The relationship between two people IS within their power to shape. Government and media can support certain trends, but we are foolish to turn over the most intimate relationships of our life to statistics. We can make a relationship of dignity and balance for both partners, it has always been a continuous struggle to do it... this isn't new.
    If you don't think Big Macs are a wise dietary choice, don't buy them. You aren't required to follow the herd, in burgers or in lifestyle.

    I understand/agree with most all of that, but the american society is kind of like of a herd of cattle. What they see is what they believe. Values change, morals change, the media displays this everyday. I like numbers. They are real, and I understand them. No relationship is easy, but people see "everyone" around them quiting, so why don't they just get a divorce. I know a handful of what I consider happily married people. I couldn't count the number I know who have more than one divorce under thier belt.

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