We live in a culture of instant gratification. When marriage hits a rough patch, it gets thrown away. I was divorced in my young 20's from a woman that I couldn't get along with once the lust ran out. Fortunately we didn't have kids or real estate, so divorce was relatively painless. In fact I walked away with $25,000 in my savings account, while she left with about that same amount in credit card debt that she ran up after we separated. I was able to afford a good lawyer, she wasn't. Justice is for those that can afford it.
I just recently remarried, I am in my early 30's, and this marriage has staying power I believe. I am a white dude, and my wife is from the Philippines. A place where divorce is illegal, and so are abortions. A place where family means everything, and almost everyone is God fearing. My new wife is way hotter than my old one, and doesn't have a body that will balloon out, unlike my ex. We met when I was working abroad. I honestly couldn't imagine marrying another atheist American woman. I shudder at the thought.
The problem with American women is they have been raised in American culture. Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to oversimplify things. There is good and bad people everywhere. If 1 in 10 American women were good wife material, it is more like 6 in 10 over in the Philippines.
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