I This is already about the wife who is pushing the envelope by staying out all night, drinking heavily and dancing with other men.
The OP mentioned such peer pressure. In two contexts. The peer pressure that one husband had on another AND the wives had the peer pressure where a wife who frequented the clubs was getting the wife of sixteen years involved for the first time. Telling her that her husband is wrong for objecting.
That is peer pressure so it is dorectly related the OP.
Hold on..let me dig this up...
Need some honest opinions here...
I have been married for over 10 years, my best friend has been married to her husband for over 16 years.
My best friends birthday is coming up and I wanted to get a bunch of girls together, have dinner, some drinks, go dancing and just hang out. We were planning to make it an overnighter and the next morning get up late, do the brunch thing and return to our lives. She is a mother of a teenager and rarely gets out of the house without her husband and son. She was all for this girls night out... until...
She told her husband we were going and he completely flipped out. He thinks it's inappropriate for her to go out without him because she'll be at a bar, club or a restaurant. He's given her the "its not that I dont trust you, I dont trust other men" speech. Now my husband has started in on the same thing, suggesting the only reason we want to go out is to act like we're single.
I can safely and totally honestly say that this is not a frequent occurance, maybe once a year, and that we really dont pick up men or behave inappropriately, we're pretty boring. The other women going with us are married as well.
I can also say that our husbands go out of town for guys retreats for sports for full weekends at a time and she and I both support them having an outlet.
The reason we never go out... because the guys throw a fit EVERY time. My questions are this...
Why are men so threatened with a girls night out?
Whats with the double standard?
Is this something everyone runs into or is it just us?
I'm trying to figure out the part where the women are "drinking heavily and dancing with other men"..
Nope..don't see that listed anywhere. I see the part about dinner, some drinks, dancing, hanging out. Sleeping in, eating brunch and going home.
Yep, that's a recipe for disaster.
I don't see anything about "frequenting clubs"...
OH..you mean the ONCE A YEAR outing! Yeah, she's really a troublemaking party animal, isn't she? I think she mentioned that between the part where she mentions that they do this once a year and are pretty boring and rarely get out without the husband and son.
And then there's the husbands who frequently get out for retreats with their friends yet seem to throw a fit every time their wives want to do the same...
I think you are right. Keep 'em barefoot and pregnant and chained to the radiator. That way they don't be gettin' into no trouble. Yes sir Massa we be keepin' des wimmen in 'der place: In the house birthin' dose babies and scrubbin' de floors!