April 9th, 2009 16:54 EST
How To Ruin A Marriage: Have Children
The Good Books says: Children are a blessed of the Lord, happy is he whose quiver is full of them. That may have been true in Biblical times when parents made their children slave away in the fields. But we don`t live in an agrarian society, we get our food from the local supermarket not from our backyard garden.
I`ve always been of the opinion that kids are not a blessing, but a curse. I may be written off as a misanthrope, but a new study confirms my belief that children rob adults of their happiness and well being.
"Parents all know that children make it harder to do some of the most enjoyable adult things. Bluntly put, kids can get between you.
Now scientists have attached some numbers to the situation.
An eight-year study of 218 couples found 90 percent experienced a decrease in marital satisfaction once the first child was born." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30138330/
When a couple moves in together they need time to get to know each other, and to learn to tolerate each others habits. If you add a bawling, self-centered and incontinent infant into the mix the relationship may not survive.
The ideal situation is for couples not to bring any more brats into an overpopulated world, but if they really want a kid they should wait until after they have survived the first few years of their relationship.
Babies ruin everything, they demand a mother`s attention to the detriment of her marriage and career. That statement may sound sexist, but let`s face reality and admit that it`s the mom and not the dad who is the primary caregiver of the little monster.
I have no sympathy for my married friends who constantly complain about their brats, they have nobody but themselves to blame for their predicament.
The results of this study are crystal clear: If you have a child there`s a 90 percent chance your marriage will deteriorate. It makes absolutely no sense to bring a child into this crazy world.