Please don’t wife that up.

Posted on June 14, 2013 by

We’re interrupting the regularly scheduled programming for a public service announcement.

Please don’t wife that up.

I see guys doing it all the time. I have a cousin who is now a repeat offender and his life is total suck. But. he. just. won’t. learn. Every woman he knew said — both times — DON’T MARRY HER! and he was like, “You just don’t know her like I do. She’s a nice person, and she’s pretty and likes children.”


That doesn’t actually make her all that special. Women can keep that up until after the wedding. No problem. She’s like a ticking bomb and you don’t want to be the guy holding her when she goes off.

As Elspeth said in a previous thread:

So “pretty, nice, and likes kids” are really not the foundation to look for in a wife.

This. I don’t understand why men don’t understand this. These are things that come cheap to her, so why place so much value upon them? And then they put a ring on it and come over here to whine to us about how terrible their lives are, when we have warned them a million times to vet women like their lives depend upon it.

Because their life does depend upon it.

I’ve been to two funerals for men who killed themselves after ending up trapped in a marriage to an unsuitable woman, and I’ve watched other men try to kill themselves or just end up a dreary puddle of pathetic. Is that how you want to end? Then go ahead and wife that up.

These women weren’t even that unusually wicked. They were average. Normal. Pleasant enough, pretty enough, and played nicely with children.

That is not enough. It just isn’t. I’m sorry. Women like that are a dime-a-dozen and if that’s all she’s bringing to the table, then you need to give her the pass. Move on.