"In the Spirit of Socrates/Plato. There probably exists a perfect idea of someone who personifies this site. But is it a real person like a great leader or someone fictional like the Dos Equis guy? I think manliness comes in moments. Like…"
"Well when I first read this The first MAN that comes to mind is from the advertising campaign for Dos Equis, The Most Interesting Man in the World.
I wish I could have thought of someone Like Jesus or Hemingway, but that is my answer and I am…"
"Mr. Paul Newman! B.A. in movies and humble in life. Got into racing cars, fought for political beliefs and what he thought was right, and knew when he had enough money, so did everything he could to make other's lifes better.
Him or Mr. Rogers.…"
"Yeah, that's pretty hard to excuse. Although, you have to give respect to any man who has the cojones to walk down the street dressed like that. Admirable? Yes. Manly? I'll leave that to personal interpretation."
"No. Richard Simmons is not manly. While certain aspects of his life certainly are admirable, and fit some parameters, other aspects of his life and personality utterly fail in all senses of masculinity and manliness. We can say he is a good person.…"
"Who else could they be?
Seriously, I think white-collar men project onto blue-collar that they are happy with their lives and don't think about this much -- because they're all natural. A survey might be helpful. An informal…"
"Thanks all, much appreciated.
It's good to hear that these are very possibly lingering issues from what indeed was a tough time.
You're very right I think. I am guilty of 'clinging on' to the honeymoon period and…"
"Actually, the major (expensive) fix-its that have happened at the house have been the "gotta get it fixed NOW" sort of things. Like when the bottom rusted out on the ancient water heater. That's really when having $500 or…"
"I think y'all are just moving down the intimacy timeline and expecting it to look like the first few months, and reacting to it when it doesn't, then taking the rub too seriously.
If one of you is in a bad mood, just spend time apart or…"
"Of course not, that is how a believer is to live, friend.
It took me 20 years of prayer; I have the wife the Lord provided me, and now I understand why it seemingly took so long... Our Lord is not in a hurry, he provides the best for us, if we…"
"1) like I said earlier. Ultimatums are pretty stupid, esp very early in a relationship. It makes a stupid power play that almost always comes back to bite you in the ass. I still remember my first "date" with my wife(we had already messed…"
"I agree with Shane on this one about it most likely being residual feelings left over from your bout of unemployment. You were threatening to move and she was threatening to let you leave without her so both of you are not sure about the…"