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Category: marriage

06/26/13 08:39 - ID#57841

Getting Married - Double Happiness

My Chinese coworker gave me these hand made signs that you put on your windows when you are getting married. It looks really cute.



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Category: marriage

04/04/09 09:44 - ID#48286

1955 g. housekeeping guide 4 a good wife

I was searching for internet brides just to see what was out there when I found this guide to being a good wife on While it sound like a dream for me, I can't believe there is any women who truly would follow this.

So far all I get is number three. The second and fifth last one's is outrageous.

From Housekeeping Monthly, 13 May, 1955.

  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.

  • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.

  • Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

  • Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dustcloth over the tables.

  • During the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering to his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.

  • Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.

  • Be happy to see him.

  • Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.

  • Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.

  • Don't greet him with complaints and problems.

  • Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work.

  • Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.

  • Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.

  • Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.

  • A good wife always knows her place.
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12/01/08 01:45 - ID#46906

Valuable Wedding Rings

For me personally, a $55 wedding ring is too cheap. By me personally, I mean if I got one. I don't have one so I am not an expert. I am not trying to cheapen anyone's else's rings or anything but before everyone just decides that I am purley a materialist, I thought I should explain myself.

I feel like a wedding ring should carry more of a investment than say an mp3 player or cell phone because it shows that the person purchasing worked hard for it and frankly working hard for something equates caring to me.

I am not saying that someone who is poor should have to spend $5000 and go broke, that is ridiculous. And in reference to (e:thelli) I am definately not suggesting it need be diamonds. In fact I don't really like diamonds - I am an emerald guy, lol. But in my opinion it should be somewhat relative to your income and should involve a bit of saving up. Even someone at minimum wage could save $10 a week for one year and get me a $500 ring. Thats like barely a couple beers.

Plus, more valuable rings also appreciate in value over time so that they become things that you can put in your will and pass on to other people.

Now (e:matthew) says he wants this one

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Category: marriage

11/09/08 10:47 - ID#46613

Call for an end to state based marriage

(e:james) said in the comments on his journal

The great irony of this is that gay people are saying to the social conservatives "Hey, we want to be like you. We want to take part of the great civilizing force, marriage." It is the most conservative thing the GLBT community has ever done. (e:james,46594)

That got me thinking about my true feelings on the issue of gay marriage. At first I was just mad at the Christian conservatives over prop8, then I thought just maybe they are saving homosexuality from becomming the new heterosexuality.

Taking out the B and T
First of all I don't think the B part of GLBT is saying much about this. It doesn't make sense unless they are living in denial or in some closet of their sexuality. How can you be bisexual and commit to just one person. If you really want that you can already have it, marry the opposite sex, have sex with same sex on the side. Why not, just not marry at all? I think we should probably leave them out. Even T isn't really that concerned if you think about it, because they can make the switch and actually get married.

So basically, it is just a GL issue and even in that group, in is a sub-group of those in conservative gay relationships like (e:jim) and (e:james), (e:lauren) and (e:fellyconnelly), or (e:mike) and (e:libertad).

Down with State Marriage
Seeing as I have no benefit to gain from gay marriage due to my non-traditional family unit - I am moving my suppport for promoting gay marriage to the abolition of state marriage movement altogether. I think there are probably more straight guys that would join me on this one, than on allowing gay marriage, lol.

I say let there only be state civil based unions. People appoint whoever they want as health proxy /visitation rights, inheritor, health insurance partner, tax incentives etc and get rid of the marriage part. We just need strreamline that process of appointing someone.

If two traditionalist heteros or hetero styled, gay conservatives still want to be married they can. I am not saying make marriage illegal. It would just have to be a religious marriage or a private commitment ceremony for the non-believers. Why involve the state?

That way there needs to be no voting about the term marriage ever again and traditionalists can still protect their faith based marriages. I bet by changing the words on it, conservative would have less problem with equal rights. I mean imagine the "protect hetero-only partner, health care visits" posters - they just wouldn't carry the same weight.

In the end
I guess in the end I am more for an even playing field than for marriage.
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