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Initial post: 27 Jun 2012 16:36:58 BDT
Grace says:
I came across this in one of the free lists today...and my jaw dropped. For goodness sake this IS the twenty-first century.

A Married Woman Home Alone - 25 Great Ways To Use The Time When Your Husband Travels For Work

Synopsis:

If you're married to a man who travels for his job, you don't have to stop your life while you wait for him to come home. There are many activities to keep you occupied, productive, creative, and happy while he's away and you should take advantage of as many as possible. Your marriage will benefit when you take the time apart as an opportunity to make yourself better. You will still miss him, but you'll be happy with your own company and elated to see him come home. He will be glad to come home to a woman who is well rounded, rested, and happy to see him.

I wondered how many books you have come across where your jaw dropped and you thought 'Aww, come ON'....

Posted on 27 Jun 2012 16:44:26 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Pass the sick bucket -

Posted on 27 Jun 2012 16:54:08 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
Personally when my husband worked 14 days on night shifts and 14 days on day shift - I couldn't wait for his night shift to come around again. 10 nights out of 2 weeks to do what I wanted.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 16:55:54 BDT
Grace says:
I wholeheartedly agree, K.A. -my first husband went to work on a Sunday morning and came home on a Friday night. Many people said perhaps that's why we were divorced after ten years; actually I think it's the reason we lasted as long!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 16:56:52 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Depending on what the suggestions are I see nothing wrong with it. It's all too easy to let your life stagnate if your OH is away on business.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 17:06:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jun 2012 19:57:29 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
Stitchingirl

I expect you are right. When my daughter reached 4 - we had been married 14 years I got a night job 3 nights a week. It was bliss - when I got home he was leaving for work - I made his tea and set off to work myself. His night shifts were my time for me, to knit, read and watch what I wanted on tv. He used to go to sleep with the remote control in his hand. A neighbour suggested buying an extra remote control and I used to change channels while he was asleep. He never found out how I managed to change the channels while he had the remote control tightly gripped in his hand.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 17:09:30 BDT
Grace says:
I disagree, Damaskcat, women of today have their own lives and don't depend on a man for fulfillment. Even when I was not working, and at home with two under-fives, I would have taken issue with this book.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 17:10:48 BDT
Grace says:
Very good, K.A., I laughed at that. I couldn't knit when mine was at home, he insisted the 'clicking' was too loud.

Posted on 27 Jun 2012 17:14:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jun 2012 17:21:42 BDT
MS says:
I don't know what I'd do if my wife worked away for 14 days. There's only so many pots in the house!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 17:20:09 BDT
Oracle says:
Surely they could spend the time doing the housework? ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 17:22:56 BDT
K. A. Newton says:
That's just what "he" said.

Also I'd show him some yarn in a shop to make him a jumper. (he had shoulders that were a little humped so bought jumpers never looked right.

He'd say "Yes, make me one in that" but then would refuse to pay for the yarn. It was my choice to buy it - I soon caught on I was virtually buying his clothes too (meant he had more money to drink) so I stopped knitting for him.

I tried knitting with bamboo needles as they are definitely quieter but they were too bendy for me.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 17:28:15 BDT
Grace says:
You have my interest now - did you stay married? (If you don't mind me asking)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 18:22:11 BDT
Brian says:
What's she doing with her other hand , please Stitch?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 18:22:51 BDT
Brian says:
You devil you!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 18:25:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jun 2012 18:26:27 BDT
Brian says:
Apparently helping out around the house, makes you happy ( unless you're a woman ) , according to today's Daily Telegraph , anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 18:33:49 BDT
Grace says:
Use your imagination, Bri...if I tell you, I'd have to shoot you....

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 18:36:19 BDT
Brian says:
You've lost me there Stitch

Posted on 27 Jun 2012 18:42:29 BDT
CBRetriever says:
well, there was a title listing problem with this one:

Hitler's Berlin: The Irish Aristocracy in the Seventeenth Century

it's since been corrected

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 18:43:06 BDT
Grace says:
Good one, CB...

Posted on 27 Jun 2012 18:52:30 BDT
Nurrie says:
My boyfriend works offshore, and a lot of my friends said they could never go out with someone who goes away a lot, but it works for me. I do miss him, but the space, time and peace for myself can be great, as long as he's not gone for too long, I can think of plenty of things to do. I enjoy my own company. It's suprising how many women still completely rely on their guy to give their life fulfilment, and then just happily spend their time just watching tv with their man. Uuuuggghhh!

Maybe because I just can't watch tv for too long, I've learnt to find enjoyment doing other things.

I personally think both guys and girls could do with advice on other activites that they can do, a lot of people's routine just consist of work/pub/tv. So it's no wonder why they can get so bored.

I think this book would be fine if it was called "Things to do in your spare time" but I guess it was trying to target a specific audience for an easier sell. There are a lot of dependent girls out there, judging from a lot of my friends, so if this gives them some indepenence and balance in their life then I'm fine with it. As long as the advice isn't "Clean your husband's shoes with your own toothbrush" :)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 19:12:51 BDT
Grace says:
Yes, I agree, Nurrie...the current wording of it all is so patronising; I think that's what annoyed.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 20:08:15 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 20:13:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Jun 2012 20:20:43 BDT
Grace says:
I sincerely hope you have a better life now and that both yourself and your daughter enjoy it. There are plenty of good men out there too, unfortunately it's harder to forget the other kind.

Edited: typo

Posted on 27 Jun 2012 20:17:02 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Well said stichingirl -
K A - I can see you have strength X

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2012 20:20:29 BDT
Brian says:
K has immense stegnth
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