Tuesday, October 19, 2004

secrets to a happy marraige, part 4

"Sovereign ingredient for a happy marraige: Pay cash or do without. Interst charges not only eat up a household budget; awareness of debt eats up domestic felicity.

Another ingredient for a happy marraige: Budget the luxuries first.

Still another: See to it that she has her own desk--then keep your hands off it!

And another: in a family argument, if it turns out you are right--apologize at once!!!"

Always tell her she is beautiful, especially if she is not. A man should not insist on physical beauty in a woman who builds up his morale. After a while he realizes that she is beautiful--he just hadn't noticed it at first.

Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.

The more you love, the more you can love--and the more intensely you love.

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariable a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

Rub her feet.

A true lady takes off her dignity with her clothes and does her whorish best. At other times she can be as modest and dignifies as her persona requires."

And finally, "If the universe has any purpose more important than topping a woman you love and making a baby with her hearty help, I've never heard of it."

The preceeding are all excerpts from "The notebooks of Lazarus Long," by Robert A. Heinlein. Laz also shares with us his wisdom pertaining to religion (for fools only), politics (for liars), and the future of the human race (we ain't got one).



3 comments:

ZB said...

The secret to a happy marriage:

1) Keep a mistress.It works for the French.
2) Seperate beds. In different cities.
3) Don't live together first. That's the easy way out. Commit and work it out.
4) How the hell should I know? I've never been married and at this rate, never will be.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

I've never been married either, but that's why I quote other people instead of posting my own drivel. And don't be such a synic. "A synic is someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing." -Oscar Wilde

ZB said...

A cynic is someone who knows the average cost of a Catholic wedding and the average cost of a bitter divorce. Strange but true...

HBM