Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cheer Up, You'll Be Incapacitated

And that will be good for your marriage. Brigham Young University now has research showing that when someone can't do normal daily activities, they end up being happier in their marriage. The people they were married to? Eh, it's a mixed bag.

Men and women end up happier in their marriages if they become disabled. Men with disabled wives become happier in their marriage, while women with disabled husbands don't care very much (about the disability, that is. They generally weren't more or less happy with the marriage than they were before the disability).

I guess they're happier because they're forced to spend more time with each other getting through the chores of the day. That has to be the reason, right? After all, it's not like people answering questionnaires would lie because they felt guilty about resentment for being burdened with the care of a spouse, right?

I just hope my son doesn't see this study and try to cripple me with a sledgehammer so he can bring mommy and daddy back together.

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4 comments: said...



Brigham Young University should spend more time on the practice field. The last time they played Penn St, they were hammered.

Stanley! said...

I'm not saying that you're going to be incapacitated, just that there's a bright side you can look at if you ever find yourself paralyzed from the waist down. According to BYU, people who end up disabled (whether by accident, stroke, etc.) describe themselves as happier with their marriage afterwards.

I thought Mormons couldn't get hammered. I mean, they're not even allowed to have chocolate, right?
I'm just kidding. I'm sure their religion allows them to suck at sports.


The religion should call for more time on the practice field.

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