Why is being content not good enough?

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Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby dofb » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:05 pm

So, you work your tail off and get a big house that you will pay off before the first child hits college, no car loans, 529's funded for all four kids, retirement and pensions ticking along nicely, with four awesome kids... And then your STBX says she's not happy (whatever that happiness may be). You haven't really fought. You haven't really argued. Just like that... And then the family is broken, everyone is messed up, your finances take a nosedive. What is wrong with people? Why can't they not be content with what they have? Why do they need to put a bomb under the foundation of the family?

I don't get it. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place for this rant.
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Re: Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby BartSimpson » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:14 pm

Hypergamy doesn't care.
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Re: Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby astrolink » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:15 pm

Selfishness. It's part of the culture, where "MY" happiness is above all else, regardless of the consequences to others.
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Re: Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby Fatheroffour » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:20 pm

Human nature, as evidenced by the desire for a new iPhone when the old one works just fine.
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Re: Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby lovingfatherof2 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:24 am

Hypergamy doesn't care
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Re: Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby grandetaco » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:56 am

OP, you are dealing with women, most are irrational by nature, it is a way of thinking and it starts early.

My sitter was telling us a story about her bff, how she upgraded her bf. The exact words were like "Jane likes her new bf, new one is much better than the old new", it was to her an upgrade from bf 6.0 to bf 7.0.

But look on the flip side, we men could learn a few things from these women!
“A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband, while a man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.”
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Re: Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby afc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:04 am

It's not just women. Plenty of guys have come here with the mid life "is this all there is" thing going on.

We just usually rip them a new one and they don't stay but they're not staying in that marriage. They're just not coming back to talk about it.
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Re: Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby Fatheroffour » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:08 am

Whereas men, like David Mikkelson, are perfectly content and rational?

Blaming these issues on gender demonstrates cluelessness.

If humans were built to be content with what we had we'd still be hunter gatherers.
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Re: Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby lovingfatherof2 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:13 am

Yeah, that's true, but if you compare the number of men that come here saying that compared to the number that come here who's wives pulled the plug the difference in numbers is...well...staggering.

Don't forget, 2/3 of divorces are initiated by women and the number one reason given is "im not haaaapy". Good luck with your happiness baby, maybe you will find it when you are all used up, alone and surrounded by 50 cats :mrgreen:
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Re: Why is being content not good enough?

Unread postby afc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:17 am

We don't get the rational "let's go our separate ways" divorces here. And we actively discourage any women from posting so our sample size is pretty skewed.

And going by who initiated is quite frankly, stupid. All it means is that someone did the paperwork first.
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