It is bemusing.
This thing my wealthy senior friend said.
As we discussed marriage.
“… they all keep praising me that I keep my wife happy and our marriage is wonderful. But the truth is that after 21 years of marriage, the relationship between your wife and yourself is just like house mates or business partners. Raising the children and managing the house is the business and both of you find yourself engaging with each other mostly on that basis. There is no excitement, no fun, no expectation, nothing. You just find yourself living it day by day, waiting for the children to graduate, get married, have children, and then you die. That is all. So for me, the only way I am surviving my marriage and putting up the happy face on me and my wife that people are praising is because I have three young fine babes on full time salary.”
I asked him.
He continued in the same calm flow.
“Yes, of course. I pay them monthly. Handsomely. And their duties are spelt out. One is strictly sexual, I come over three times a week and she does the business, no plenty talk, premium sex that is all. One of them is for company, she is funny, bright, sunny, I go over to her place to just hang out and gist, we have sex sometimes, but that is not what the relationship is about. It is to brighten my mood and engage my mind, she makes me happy. The last one is the social butterfly, the one that goes out with me to meetings, lounges or parties or vacations, she does what the other two does but she has a very high social IQ and a business acumen. I can delegate business to her and she handles it. Whatever it is I want, she is my go to person. I call her my second wife…”
“Oh, she does. As long as I don’t bring them into the house or into her space, she is good. The agreement we have is that I pay all bills, take care of the children, and respect her…”
November 27, 2021