Last Sunday I came across an article by John Masterson about a new book by Iris Krasnow called The Secret Lives of Wives.
And while a lot of the themes in the article resonated with me I couldn't help but think this is so middle class.
Or alternatively this is so me!
While I get the whole concept of not depending on one person in our home to fulfil all our needs.
I think every other adult female of reasonable intelligence has figured that out long ago.
Remember when you were in your teens and your best friend suddenly preferred going out with Susie
cause she was wild and willing to pretend she was 18 so they could sneak into the latest hippest club
and you were left home cause you were too scaredy cat.
So you had to find someone else to spend Saturday nights with and she was usually called Doris and only ever wanted to play scrabble?
Well it seems Iris Krasnow has interviewed a bunch of people (women) about being married (for many years) and they have opened up and told her the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
And shock horror the truth is ... the romance is gone, and the husband is more of a useful companion (meal ticket).
And they wouldn't dream of leaving him because they are quite comfortable and its a case of better the devil you know.
Iris is the author of many very successful books.
I took a quick look over at her website and she gives tips on a happy marriage.
My favourite 'say you're sorry even if you're not one little bit'