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Disney has made a living off the happily ever after story. Since I was a kid, and before that, Disney has been making princess movies which end happily ever after for the princess.
The same movies and characters which were created decades ago are still popular today. Disney has captured something special when it comes to princesses and a happily ever after ending with their prince.
One thing I noticed is the movies are not based on the prince finding his happily ever after. They are very one-sided, but this has never been an issue for Disney, or a reason for Disney fans to complain. My guess is most men aren’t really looking for their happily ever after like women are. I know I wasn’t.
Honestly, I never even thought about marriage. Although I never thought about it, I was still one of the first of my male friends to get married.
A happy husband…yeah right!
It was weird when I told my friends I was getting married. My friends were just like me. So, marriage was the last thing on their mind, if at all. The vibe, although unspoken, was like, “Why in the world is he getting married?” There seems to be a stigma when it comes to men and marriage.
It plays out in the media and in movies. It is wonderful when a woman desires to be married and to be a happy wife. But, for a man to want marriage, to be faithful in marriage and to want to be a happy husband, that’s just not cool.
Well, I’m not afraid to say that I am a happy husband. I shared with Fawn Weaver, HappyWivesClub.com founder, that I am a happy husband, who stops by her Happy Wives Club from time to time. One of the reasons I stop by is because of the amazing things she is doing to change the perception of marriage.
Happy husbands do exist…really!
Relationships and marriages today get a bad rap, which is disappointing. But even more disappointing from my perspective is the lack of happy husbands portrayed. As Fawn says, “all wives aren’t miserable, and most husbands don’t cheat.” Happy marriages, happy wives, and yes, happy husbands do exist.
I’m excited to join Fawn, the Happy Wives Club, and many other bloggers in spreading the word on happy marriages, and sharing information to help make more happy marriages. Here are my top 3 reasons why it is important that happy marriages, happy wives and happy husbands are celebrated.
- Our kids are watching. Our kids are watching us and watching TV. I am willing to bet they won’t see too many happy marriages on TV. Divorce rates today are alarming and many couples are choosing to not even get married. Could this be because they don’t see a good side of marriage?
- Because they exist. When you go to a restaurant and eat a good meal, very few of you keep it a secret. It should be the same with happy marriages. A happy marriage is just too good to keep under wraps. Stories of happy marriages, how to have a happy marriage and real life examples of happy wives and happy husbands need to be known so others can experience the same.
- Happy Marriages need support. I admit marriage is not easy. But just like everything which has value, it takes work. My wife and I have worn each of The 7 Rings of Marriage™, but without the support of others along the way, we may not have made it past the “discoveRING.” Whether you already have a happy marriage, or are working toward it, the support of others is very important. My hope is you will join the club, support marriage and share the good news that happy marriages, happy wives, and happy husbands do exist.
What is your top reason to celebrate your marriage, or the fact you are a happy wife, or happy husband?
photo credit: Jackie & Stephana Bledsoe
Fawn Weaver, the founder of the Happy Wives Club wrote a book about the best marriage secrets the world has to offer. They say the book is like “Eat, Pray, Love meets The 5 Love Languages.” If it follows suit with her website, I say the book will be inspiring. You can grab a copy HERE.