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Married life vs. single life (revisited)

Stefanie Marsh on why single life sucks.

And, being single, I’m wary of holidays anyway. They remind me of that realisation I always seem to have abroad, that I can’t spend the rest of my life with this person. Because single people spend most of their time inside their heads, we tend to exaggerate bad past experiences. So maybe my holidays were good, but how would I know? The inside of my brain resembles the combined plots of The Poseidon Adventure and Saw III played on loop with all the uplifting parts edited out.

Funny comments on this article:

By a single person:

The truth about being single is contained in this one line, “Absolutely nobody in the world gives a toss about you, …” I have a great job/income, a lovely home, fill my life with charity work but would I give it all up tomorrow if just one person loved & valued me.

By a married person (paraphrasing Strindberg)

marriage is like an eel trap, those on the outside want in and those on the inside want out.

I’ve written about that before .

(Vowing to post a lot more frequently).

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Jim Thompson 11/5/2008, 9:47 am

    I have to say, though, that I’ve been very happy inside my eel trap for some 21 years now. I guess it just depends on getting trapped in there with the right (other) eel.

  • Mike 11/24/2008, 9:24 am

    Marriage is like sex: you get out of it what you put into it.

    Divorce is the screwing you get for the screwing you got!

    With the way men get screwed over by women(for the most part)in the courts, its not surprising there are so many single people out there.

  • Anna 3/20/2009, 4:29 pm

    Happy people are quite and happy in marriage, but some times I can see the pleasure and comfort in their behavour-its easy to see. Then I come onto these web sites and the unhappy people are so load- SO YOU COULDN’T MAKE A HAPPY MARRIAGE LAST, WE DON’T CARE.Get on with your life- move on!

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