WASHINGTON - The sad image of a grieving widow may not be entirely accurate, according to a study published on Tuesday showing that six months after the death of their partner, nearly half of older people had few symptoms of grief.
And 10 percent cheered up, according to the survey conducted by the University of Michigan and paid for by the National Institute on Aging.
The study, which followed 1,500 couples over the age of 65 for years, looked at the quality of their marriages, their attitudes toward one another, and the effects on one spouse after the other died....
Considering how often spouses in the past were separated by death rather than divorce (genealogical investigations demonstrate this well), it's a good thing that widow[er]s stop grieving over time. No wonder Paul had to admonish them in 1 Tim. 5!
I agree with John Yurich there are roles for men and women. It helps life to move smoothly along. Women enjoy shopping and cooking and decorating more than men do. Men enjoy outdoor work, mechanical things, fixing things. That's just the way it is.
What woman wants a man who wants to horn in on her territory?
I'm with John on this one. Not to say that a man can't cook or clean or help his wife around the house, or that a wife can't mow the lawn and change a tire, but it's so much nicer when the men don't have to worry about cooking and cleaning and the women don't have to worry about the other stuff.
I can't change a tire, don't want to change a tire, never have changed a tire, and wouldn't even try. If I was stranded in the middle of a desert I'd wait for the ravens to feed me before I'd change a tire.
The statement that I made about a widow or a widower getting married again is not a biblical or a religious doctrine. I am not a sexist. Since when is it sexist to state that a man's wife is to do the cooking and the household work? Doing the cooking and the household work are some of the duties of a wife.
JY I take it this is one of your own extra biblical doctrines you have thought up Bt it is most likely your a papist sexist,and love to keep the woman chained to the sink,in fact you would like to cut of her toes so she can get closer to the sink .
If a woman becomes a widow and a man becomes a widower they should get married again to have a spouse and it is especially important for a man to have a wife so that the man does not have to do the cooking or the household work.