This article will guide you through some of the most amusing and funny wedding advice quotes in a new way. We will rummage around for some interesting quotes and show you how a psychologist would comment on those. So, prepare yourself for some fun and informative reading.
“If you want your wife to listen to you, then talk to another woman: she will be all ears – Sigmund Freud”
This advice was given by one of the most significant names of psychology, and, therefore, is a sort of a package deal – you get to laugh (although women will probably laugh bitterly), and you learn something about the human psyche. Freud was notorious (although sometimes arguably misunderstood, as those were different times) for being somewhat misogynic.
So, when we read this advice today, we might be inclined to get a bit uneasy about the seemingly condescending tone. Yet, if we were to be entirely honest, we would have to admit that, at least in marriage, many husbands complain that their wives tend to be stubborn and not pay attention to what they are saying.
So, Freud reveals a humorous yet truthful way to make a woman agree with what her man is saying. Jealousy is a powerful motivator. However, we would argue against using this technique, as it is also a highly toxic feeling that has a way of ruining almost any relationship, not to mention the well-being of those involved.
“A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband– Michel de Montaigne”
Another advice that comes from a great mind, this time from a philosopher, teaches us about how seemingly impossible a happy relationship between a man and a woman is. The only way to make it work, according to Montaigne, is for a woman not to see what her husband is doing, and for a husband not to hear what his wife is saying. Although we disagree with such a gloomy outlook on marriage, let’s see why this was said in the first place.
First the wife. Montaigne believes that she would have to be blind for a marriage to work. Why might we ask? Well, in all probability, that would be for her not to notice her husband’s wandering eyes. As they all do, that never changed in centuries. This advice emphasizes the damaging effect this inevitably has on a woman’s psyche and happiness.
And now the husband, he would have to be deaf. Here we only see a variation of many jokes made on the account of women’s chattiness, in the best case. Women talk approximately seven times more than men do. And, the undertext of this advice also implies that what they are saying could disenchant a man. Although there is some truth to men’s need for less talk even today, we disagree with the benefits of not talking in marriage. On the contrary, every issue should be talked over, but in an assertive and open manner.
“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife- Prince Philip”
And the third piece of advice also comes from a man, but this time it criticizes men. It implies their superficial attitude towards relationships and attachment to status symbols. Prince Philip reveals that if a man is gallant, it’s, unfortunately, associated only with the courtship phase of a love relationship. In other words, a man can’t be expected to be a gentleman towards his wife.
Sadly, this might be a fairly truthful observation, although not necessarily as bad as it first appears. The courtship phase of any relationship is characterized by both partners’ intention to show their best sides. They will both try to be the most interesting, smart, seductive, and romantic selves they possibly can.
This is only human. However, when these attempts to charm our partner pass (and the man doesn’t open a car door for his wife anymore), what remains is a more profound connection and an all-embracing relationship between life partners. Which might be worth not getting your doors opened for you.
“Marriage is the bond between a person who never remembers anniversaries and another who never forgets them– Ogden Nash”
And, to finish off this list is an advice by Ogden Nash, who noticed that relationships tend to be unequal. But, the other side of the coins is this – the inequality actually can be a good thing. It can mean two people complement each other. Only together do they make a whole. One might be forgetting anniversaries, but there’s the other one, who remembers them all. The same goes for all the other aspects of marriage. In the end, ideally, they perfectly balance each other out.