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Happiness and Marriage

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,753 / 72 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.9
LoC Category: HQ
Downloads: 1,054
Added to site: 2005.12.13
mnybks.net#: 10978
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
Excerpt

m>anything than to think the right thing.

Now I'd like to know if you think a woman who has made herself round- shouldered and wrinkled and sour-visaged over burdens--anybody's burdens, real or fancied--is such a creature as attracts love or consideration from anybody. Of course she is not. It is no wonder she receives no love or consideration from her husband or anybody else. She has made a pack mule out of herself for the carrying of utterly useless burdens that nobody wants carried and the carrying of which benefits nobody; and now that she has grown ugly and sour at the business she need not feel surprised at being slighted. And she need not blame folks for slighting her. She assumed the burdens; she carried them; she wore herself out at it; it is all her own fault. It was easier for her to feel, and grumble, than to wake up and THINK, and change things.

Nobody who thinks will carry a single burden for even

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2007.07.17
Cheryl
****.

Interesting self-help book about maintaining a healthy marriage relationship. The advice is good and feels very contemporary, even though the book was written a hundred years ago.


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