Relationships in the news…

This post was going to go a different direction, but then digg threw a few more headlines at me, so it took a [perhaps] broader perspective.

So the NYTimes published an article yesterday stating that 51% of women are now living without a spouse [link removed]. A male columnist at the Pioneer Press has a nice column today venting about this [link removed], which made me wonder if his perspective was unique or not. Originally, I was going to leave it at that, and ask for the male response to these two pieces.

However, add in the following bits of news… in the UK, apparently 1 in 8 guys would trade in their girlfriend for the latest gadget [link removed] (sorry, I tried to find the real study, but had no luck). Hmm. Maybe this could contribute to why more women are living without a spouse? Or perhaps the UK report that fewer men are taking on “trophy wives” [link removed]. Now I know that these are UK studies and probably not the most scientific things ever, and widespread societal conclusions should not be drawn from them.

But, first thoughts… what’s your reaction?

One Reply to “Relationships in the news…”

  1. This seems to be the by-product of the movement towards equal treatment between the genders. It’s also not a surprise. When your raise all children equally and give them identical expectations for life, their drives will generally be in conflict rather than complenting. A team built with different people in different roles will always excel over a team where everyone is the same.

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