in a very open marriage

She parked in his driveway
and got out of the car
and went to the door
and knocked

A woman opened up
“Oh, hi. You must be my
husband’s date.”

“Um… what?”

“Oh, it’s okay. We’re in a very
open marriage, really.
It’s fine. Come in.”

She tried to remember
a time when she felt more
embarrassed and out
of place. Failed. Gave up.
Came in.

The woman closed the door
behind her
Locked it
Took out the gun
Fired

It was worth it

The husband was dead in the
bathtub. Shot in the head
And his wife used his phone to
text this other woman
and ask her to come
over

The wife got a very, very light
sentence
and no one disagreed with
her actions

She was the hero all local housewives
wanted to be like,
an inspiration, a celebrity,
someone they looked up to

31 thoughts on “in a very open marriage

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        1. Silent Poetry,

          You are only half right as divorce is extremely hard on men but very easy for women to file and prevail.

          There was a feminist who published a book during the mid 1980’s to the late 1990’s who made the claim that women were more likely to fall into poverty after divorce.

          None of her colleagues in the social Sciences could replicate the results she claimed to have gotten from the data she’d collected.

          Any retractions made by the media promoting her book was buried in the back pages.

          This is par for the course for feminist research which is always based (Without Exception) on cherry picked statistics, studies manipulated to get the desired result and outright lies.

          The problem with using statistics is that they need to be narrowly tailored to individual scenarios.

          For instance if a study groups all men into a category the fewer wealthy men will skew the results making it look like men do indeed become richer after divorce.

          However if the study divides men by occupation and factors in the alimony and child support they are required to pay.

          The researchers will get an entirely different and more honest result.

          Two Examples:

          1) My dad survived 3 divorces because shortly after his first divorce he became a successful Chiropractor.

          On the other hand my brother became disabled shortly before his wife kicked him to the curb. Today he lives with our 80 yr old mother, he was forced to file bankruptcy and lives on Social Security Disability and receives Veterans Benefits.

          He never saw a penny of the $130,000 his wife received from the sale of the home they both lived in.

          The only reason she has less of an income, is because she did not work as many years as my brother did nor earn as much as he did, which is reflected from her total earnings which determines ones Social Security Retirement benefit check.

          2) The study that claims there is nearly a dollar difference in what men and women earn – known as the pay gap.

          Added up the wages of men as a group and women as a group then divided the result to get an average wage for men and an average wage for women making it appear that women make less then men.

          However, the study did take into account that men:

          Work more hours than women including full time jobs, overtime and are clustered in what is known as the death professions thus earning higher incomes.

          That women work:

          Less hours, more part time jobs, take more time off from work and are clustered in the safer professions thus earning by their own choice lower incomes.

          However, when the wages of men and women working in the same occupations are compared the so called pay gap disappears and in some cases women actually earn more than men do. Which is becoming all the more common.

          Bonus Example:

          I once worked in a factory where the average female coworker on the shop floor made more than I did. Simply they had worked for the company more years than I did.

          Now who do think was asked to do the heavy lifting for these women? Who would have been fired on the spot if he had refused when ordered to do so.

          The answer is patently obvious!

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        2. You are only half right as divorce is extremely hard financially on men; yet just as extremely easy for women to file and prevail over their husbands in a divorce.

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  1. Unfortunately this is all too true as I am well aware of the many cases in which women deliberately murder their husbands and get away with it.

    Indeed the sexual mutilation of men is considered so funny that Sharon Osborne (wife of Ozzie Osborne).

    Once led her audience on national TV in laughing at a man, whose wife had severed his penis while he was sleeping, without experiencing any negative repercussions to her career what so ever.

    Indeed while condemning violence aimed at woman our society actively promotes and encourages violence towards men.

    The video of this segment from her show can still be found on youtube:

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  2. Reblogged this on The Soul Of a Poet and commented:
    https://drbogdan.home.blog/2020/12/14/in-a-very-open-marriage/

    Silent Poetry wrote:

    14 December 2020 at 21:41

    I think divorce may be harder than pulling a trigger 

    This is my response which was removed from the comment section:

    You are only half right as divorce is extremely hard on men but very easy for women to file and prevail.

    There was a feminist who published a book during the mid 1980’s to the late 1990’s who made the claim that women were more likely to fall into poverty after divorce.

    None of her colleagues in the social Sciences could replicate the results she claimed to have gotten from the data she’d collected.

    Any retractions made by the media promoting her book was buried in the back pages.

    This is par for the course for feminist research which is always based (Without Exception) on cherry picked statistics, studies manipulated to get the desired result and outright lies.

    The problem with using statistics is that they need to be narrowly tailored to individual scenarios.

    For instance if a study groups all men into a category the fewer wealthy men will skew the results making it look like men do indeed become richer after divorce.

    However if the study divides men by occupation and factors in the alimony and child support they are required to pay.

    The researchers will get an entirely different and more honest result.

    Two Examples:

    1) My dad survived 3 divorces because shortly after his first divorce he became a successful Chiropractor.

    On the other hand my brother became disabled shortly before his wife kicked him to the curb. Today he lives with our 80 yr old mother, he was forced to file bankruptcy and lives on Social Security Disability and receives Veterans Benefits.

    He never saw a penny of the $130,000 his wife received from the sale of the home they both lived in.

    The only reason she has less of an income, is because she did not work as many years as my brother did nor earn as much as he did, which is reflected from her total earnings which determines ones Social Security Retirement benefit check.

    2) The study that claims there is nearly a dollar difference in what men and women earn – known as the pay gap.

    Added up the wages of men as a group and women as a group then divided the result to get an average wage for men and an average wage for women making it appear that women make less then men.

    However, the study did take into account that men:

    Work more hours than women including full time jobs, overtime and are clustered in what is known as the death professions thus earning higher incomes.

    That women work:

    Less hours, more part time jobs, take more time off from work and are clustered in the safer professions thus earning by their own choice lower incomes.

    However, when the wages of men and women working in the same occupations are compared the so called pay gap disappears and in some cases women actually earn more than men do. Which is becoming all the more common.

    Bonus Example:

    I once worked in a factory where the average female coworker on the shop floor made more than I did. Simply because they had worked for the company more years than I did.

    Now who do think was asked to do the heavy lifting for these women? Who would have been fired on the spot if he had refused when ordered to do so.

    The answer is patently obvious!

    Like

  3. Yep, yet another gem here. Have you read ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’ by Raymond Carver? If not, I think you’ll enjoy. It has inspired me many times over.

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  4. Just the other day I was talking to a friend about how nowadays this new phase of feminism is taking the world by a storm I mean, I was okay when the first phase came then the second and now this shit, this fictional poem can very well be a reality where I live and I am scared.

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