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    Traditionally, marriage involved a kind of bartering, rather than mutual inter-dependence or role sharing. Husbands financially and economically supported wives, while wives emotionally, psychologically and socially supported husbands. He brought home the bacon, she cooked it. He fixed the plumbing, she the psyche.
    — Bettina Arndt
    tags: sharing  marriage  wife 
     
    The good husbands understand and offer to help. "All you have to do is ask" they say. But even helpful husbands have to be thanked, their contributions acknowledged, credit given. All those pleases and thank yous. Being grateful takes time and energy. It's often easier to do it yourself.
    — Bettina Arndt
    tags: time  energy  help 
     
    Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do.
    — Bettina Arndt
    tags: men  women  hope  marriage 
     
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