"I don't like being manipulated, and I don't play that game" that's because you've never been in love and allowed yourself to be manipulated.
It's not real manipulation, but sometimes you bend for the simplest reason of all "it made her smile". "
You are so sweet and romantic underneath all that crap! Who would have thunk it!
I think you are wrong about Bill. He has been in love, but couldn't make up his mind to take it to the next level. Or perhaps he fell for women who did not love him back. It has been known to happen. You don't always get your feelings returned.
Look at me - I would have liked nothing better than a good, righteous, serious American man like Bill back in the day when I was starting a family. But instead I got a drunk Balkan scumbag who left me high and dry - and not because I didn't want to stay home and raise a family. I would have liked nothing better, if that's what he wanted.
IMO, it appears you lack the cognitive ability to tell the difference between partner and domestic servant. No woman, that I know of, would ever appreciate how you treat a woman- as less than an equal in a relationship- thus why you are still and always single and lonely.
IMO, it appears you lack the cognitive ability to tell the difference between partner and domestic servant. No woman, that I know of, would ever appreciate how you treat a woman- as less than an equal in a relationship- thus why you are still and always single and lonely."
Why do you have to keep insulting the old boy? IMO he is not lacking any cognitive ability, it is just that his cognitive ability and yours are not compatible.
Bill reminds me of the first boss I had. An old engineer - Franklin Hudson. It was around the time dishwashers were getting into the marketplace 30 years ago. We were talking about it one day in the office and he just said:"I don't need a dish washing machine, I have a dish washer - Mrs. Hudson".
I don't think Bill is lonely, he has his old German cleaning lady and he has the Turkish guys downstairs cooking for him. He has his church, he has us to fight with on the forum - what more can a man want? Bill is fine.
I'm not particularly interested in your "humble opinion", because you're using completely different parameters for your "measurement" and outside of the constant criticism you post, you know nothing about my earlier life, nor my military experience, nor my professional experience, nor my social experience. In short, you're "evaluating" from a completely ignorant position.
I'll tell you one thing, and hope you don't have to learn it the hard way. Not being married isn't the best way to live. You msis out on a lot of things. But it's neither so hearbreaking nor so expensive as marrying the wrong one.
Besides which, Nellie is right. Loneliness isn't a problem. While I do most of my own cooking, the Turks below are friends. My cleaning lady is nice enough, but ntiehr physically nor mentally anything I'd go social with.
What you're not taking into consideration is a wide circle of friends.
As for professional relationships with women, I'm still in contact with a woman I worked with 50 years ago, and another who retired before I did. And still another died about two years ago.
So we got along fine, and for the remaining two, still do.
So your "humble opinion" is worth exactly zero.
I wonder if this new husband of yours has seen your vicious side, or are you putting on one great big act for him!
"My cleaning lady is nice enough, but ntiehr physically nor mentally anything I'd go social with."
This is why you are not married - your standards are too high. You fall for intelligent, beautiful women who are not interested in a wife position.
As for being married - it has nothing to do with love. I have been on both sides of the fence - married and not married. It is nice being married, I won't deny it. If for no other reason, for splitting the chores around the house. Two people get things done faster than one. And it is very comforting to have a warm body in bed on a cold night.
Having said this, not being married is nice too. There is a certain freedom and independence, doing what you feel like when you feel like it without having to consider anyone else's needs. Having sex with random strangers, etc.
As for children - breast feeding is the ONLY thing a mother can do better than a father, but that only lasts a few months, after which time a father is perfectly capable.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ALL.
"I wonder if this new husband of yours has seen your vicious side, or are you putting on one great big act for him!"
Actually, if you must know, my husband RESPECTS women, something you are obviously NOT capable of- especially based off of the examples of relationships you have given on here! Also, if you must know, he agrees with me that you are vicious vindictive and lacking in cognitive abilities.
BTW, you just demonstrated your lack of cognitive abilities in your post, because I said IMO not IMHO, big difference there, because I did not say the word "humble", Billy-Bob.
At it again, I see. No, I don't respect ALL women just because they're women. Some women I've respected greatly; others not. The same applies to men.
I didn't begin to get vicious on this forum until you and a couple of others started in on me. I can get nasty when I'm so treated. One of my faults.
And if your husband is willing to put up with you, I wish him good luck.
"And if your husband is willing to put up with you, I wish him good luck."
Obviously you have never been in love nor in a great relationship before b/c your lack of experience is showing in this statement. You don't "put up" with someone else. There is love, respect, and communication that are VERY instrumental to a great relationship- but apparently you don't know that b/c you don't have the experience to draw from- just like how your lack of experience is showing in your debate with JKS on parenting. It is no big surprise that you have never gotten married nor had a great relationship- based on the stuff you post what woman would want to "put up" with you (besides nellie, of course)?
Or alternatively, bet you know how to change a diaper. I'm sure you're a good daddy.
I try. It requires a lot of on the job training. My Balkan wife spoils me way to much in the diaper changing category. I am not ignorant but it is definitely not a 50-50 operation I am ashamed to say (I try to make up for it in the flowers department) My field of expertise is wrestling and zerberts.
Thanks for the compliment!
"My favorite small apartment space managing manual included a simple technique:the utilization of the space under the table. Kids can just pull the table cloth down and they have their own private quarters. :-)"
That reminds me of my childhood. My sisters and I would take all the spare sheets my mom had, their hair rubber bands, and anything else that could be used to tie. We would then bring the dinning room chairs into the living room and combined with the furniture make a tent fit for a king or should a say tsar.
Sometimes it even encompassed the living room and the dinning room!
They do say everything's bigger in Texas :)
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