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28 August 2010 @ 01:42 pm
Way to Insure That Your Daughter Never Marries  

W. Lotus: Princesswlotus on August 28th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
There was a time in my life when I would have LOVED to have this kind of list to have someone screen suitors for me. I subscribed to the romanticized idea that every good girl will be given a good husband by God.

Reality, on the other hand, was far, far harsher. Now I am glad I didn't get trapped into that kind of marriage, because it would have made my growing up and out of those childish dreams a far more traumatic process. (It would have involved being shunned, guilt tripped into staying "submission", etc.)
Tapatitapati on August 30th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you were able to break free early on! Yes it is harder once you are married and maybe have kids on top of it.

I wonder where the corresponding list was for prospective brides?
W. Lotus: Peacefulwlotus on August 30th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
I didn't manage to break free until my mid-30s. But since I didn't have a partner and I had been living independently for over a decade, it made the breaking away that much easier. If I had still been living with my parents or had a partner, it would NOT have been pretty, to put it mildly.
Phatchick: stupidityladybrigid on August 29th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
YIKES! How's a guy to come up to snuff on every freakin' question on that list!
Tapatitapati on August 30th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
I know, huh? What a way to start out with prospective in-laws!