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Jun 10, 2019 11:13:48


by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 343๐Ÿ”ฅ | 348๐Ÿ’Œ


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I received the text below this morning... 

I was mugged by a thief last night on my way home.
Pointing a knife at me...he asked me "your money or your life!"
I told him - I am married....so I have no money and no life...
We hugged and cried together.
It was a beautiful moment.

I get one or two like these every month. Jokes about how marriage kills a man and his freedom. Always from men.

But once in a while, I get this type of information..... 

โ€œWe do have some good longitudinal data following the same people over time, but I am going to do a massive disservice to that science and just say: if youโ€™re a man, you should probably get married; if youโ€™re a woman, donโ€™t bother.โ€

Men benefited from marriage because they โ€œcalmed downโ€, he said. โ€œYou take less risks, you earn more money at work, and you live a little longer. She, on the other hand, has to put up with that, and dies sooner than if she never married. 

The first set is a fabricated joke - the second set is based on research - as counter intuitive as it may seem. 

What do you believe?

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    I feel like the people who need marriage the most desperately are the least fit for the terms of engagement. hahah

    Abe avatar Abe | Jun 10, 2019 22:58:57
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    @keni marriage is hard and often reflects your life beyond your marriage. Distraction will kill a marriage. It gets better the more you share. Sharing was easy before you got married, remember? Go back there before it's too late.

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 10, 2019 11:41:42
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    @keni Radio host Tom Leykis has frequently made the case that there is no benefit to a man to be married. I'm sure his rebuttal to the scientific data you described is that any benefit to a man provided by marriage is outweighed by the cost. While there is a lot of cultural tradition around marriage, and it's certainly better for children in general, like many things marriage is not for everyone.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 10, 2019 08:48:36
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    @keni - I think marriage is an agreement. If the people in the agreement like agreeing with each other, it'll probably work out great. If one person doesn't feel like they get to be right, are misunderstood or in any way likes to resist agreement, then don't be married.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 10, 2019 08:38:43
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