Skip to comments.[Married C]ouple live 3,677 miles apart but say they have never been happier
Posted on 02/03/2013 12:56:13 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
Sharing your life with someone used to mean sharing a home. But now as many as one in 20 couples to chose to live apart.
And according to Sarah Essig, it may just be the secret of a happy union.
This year she and husband Tom will celebrate their second wedding anniversary and both say they have never been happier.
But Sarah and Tom dont just live in separate homes. They live in separate countries. Tom lives 3677 miles from Sarahs Dorset home in Virginia, USA.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Rodney Dangerfield probably had a joke about this kind of arrangement.
And the decline of America is because we allow ourselves to be influenced by defectives and human garbage?
“I tell ya, my wife likes to talk during sex. Last night, she called me from a motel.”
As long as they are being faithful to one another, to each his own.
I have some difficulty believing that you can live so far apart from your spouse, yet remain faithful.
From reading the article, it appears that each spouse has put their children from prior marriages first in priority. I feel this to be an appropriate response.
Yeah, so? My father lived in Vietnam for a couple of years and in the Indian Ocean for a couple more. This is hardly a new concept ... and is a main reason I turned down offers from Navy guys. If I wanted to live by myself, I’d have been an old maid with catz.
I had an arrangement like that once. After six months, I told my wife to call before she came “home”, just so neither of us would be embarrassed.
She quit her job and came home in three weeks.
So...these guys might want to think about that.
And no...she would not have been embarrassed. But I got the point home.
This is the death knell of modern day 2nd marriages. "Putting the children first" has taken on a new and flawed meaning as children call the shots over adults and virulently play divorced parent against divorced parent against stepparent--carefully choosing which adult will BEFRIEND them rather than parent them.
Putting the children first means having their best interest at heart. Lovingly and FIRMLY guiding them where the adults call the shots (aka living a married life under one roof). The government has equated all correction of children as "abuse" therefore you see parents playing "step 'n' fetch" to their own children. You can even see this in Barry as he was one of the earlier "single parent familes" (TM) where the child is coddled, spoiled and given ZERO expectations/standards.
That being said, as a single woman, I would NEVER get involved with a "previously enjoyed family" for just the reasons I mentioned above. The bitterness of the modern day mother against her ex-husband and the constant befriending of her children is a set up for failure for any second wife.
I have long believed that Friday document dumps ere in part to get the barroom politicians roaring so tha by the time Monday rolls around, the story is confused enough to more easily spin the desired way.
What possible use can this discussion serve?
Let's go find a pigmy tribe where sons and mothers have children ... THAT should be a fun Sunday morning thread.
What’s news about this. I’d still be married to my first wife if we were in the same situation.
Now that she lives in California and I’m in Illinois we get along just fine.
She finally found a solution to his snoring problem.
Or else pay for a maid. Then I could deal with it.
Henny Youngman did:
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.