Sometimes I wonder why people bother to get into relationships at all.
After getting over the shock of reading Donald Trump’s posts about how all of us are liars and how men tend to
Image by Thomas Hawk, under a Creative Commons license suffer from depression if their wives make more money than they do, I very nearly vomited all over the computer screen.
Trump cites a study that revealed that during the course of a week, college students lied at least once to almost 40% of the people they interacted with. In the rest of the population, it was about 33%.
The lies run the gamut in seriousness, but Trump appears to consider them justifiable if the fibbing is meant to protect others or ourselves.
As for husbands, they actually experience physical symptoms and even clinical depression if their wives make more money than them, especially if the smug brides rub it in!
Pretty ridiculous, if you ask me.
Chad and I have been together for a few days shy of 5 1/2 years. Unfortunately, I can’t say that we haven’t had our share of heated discussions over money (to say otherwise would be lying, Mr. Trump), but thankfully, it has never been about which of us earned the most.
And, hopefully we haven’t deliberately succumbed to the apparently very human temptation to lie to each other.
In any case, Chad and I are attending an intensive 5-day couples retreat, facilitated by Dov and Renuka Baron, called Quantum Soulmates for Couples (QSC) and we’re very excited. We’ve been anticipating this event for months now.
Considering the silliness people in relationships get themselves mixed up in, I’m thinking QSC should be required coursework for all couples in (or contemplating) a relationship.