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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2015, 02:55:45 pm »
Well, it is certainly nice to see all the positive stories :)   Makes one think not all is so bad.
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2015, 03:26:37 pm »
My wife uses a thermostat as a switch. if she is cold, she sets it to 85 until she is hot then she sets it to 55 until she is cold. Rinse, repeat, I get the bill.

So, I'm not alone! Here I thought it was just my wife that didn't understand how thermostats are supposed to work.
I guess I lucked out as at least my wife pays half the bill. Probably why we are still married. Had everything financially combined until the end of our third year of marriage, separated our money and split the bills. Marital bliss?..no...but we are still married and that wasn't going to happen the way we were going back then.

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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2015, 12:30:42 am »
So, I'm not alone! Here I thought it was just my wife that didn't understand how thermostats are supposed to work.

You are far from alone.   It also isn't just a female thing.  I am amazed at how many people don't understand how thermostats work and are supposed to be used.  For example, I would estimate that perhaps as high as 80% of people think that setting it colder than the temp they want will make it colder faster.
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2015, 04:57:03 am »
That's funny stuff about the thermostats! My wife doesn't understand the principal behind them either. I've tried and tired to explain it to her but her eyes just glaze over and I'm talking to myself.

No honey, it doesn't heat the house faster if you turn it up to 85.    ::)
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2015, 05:37:53 am »

No honey, it doesn't heat the house faster if you turn it up to 85.    ::)

It does if you have a heat pump and you activate the second switch that turns the electric heat strips on.   :o  LOL! 

My wife is the one who pays the utilities.  That cured her of wanting to run around in shorts in the winter, and sweaters in the summer. 
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2015, 06:13:11 am »
Back on topic, thermostats and marriage are great, but so is single life  ;D
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2015, 06:27:38 am »
Until you get old...
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2015, 09:14:27 am »
That's a real no sheeter right there.

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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2015, 11:38:36 am »
I married first time when I was 20. Married about 8 years, two kids. For reasons I don't really care to discuss in a public forum, that one ended.

I married again (with one stepson) and am about to reach the 28 year mark (with one college graduate that's ours). We have always shared bank accounts and bills. It's our money, our house, our thermostat, etc. We discuss potential purchases and we don't buy anything that I don't get her permission on (8)). Over the years we've gone through her making the most money for awhile, but now I do. Either way, it's still OUR money so we spend it to our mutual benefit.

Oh, and as far as that thermostat, she defers to my judgment almost 100% of the time and I just toss her a throw blanket when she asks me for one (year round).
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2015, 02:39:28 pm »
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2015, 05:35:14 pm »
Retire to the Philippines. Your money will go farther, too.
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2015, 09:21:34 pm »
Why would I want to marry when I get older? Serious question. I've been thinking when I'm older I should settle down and marry but then I can't think of why I would do that?

If I don't man-up and marry Teressa, one day she may bail on me though.

Thus far she's smiling though  ;D

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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2015, 04:53:09 am »
  For me 41 years next week.  Happy  YES!!  She also my riding partner we have riden thousand s of miles together. Some on 1 bike.
Mostly with her riding her own. I think we have riden in 23 states so far. Joint bank account since day 1. and I never look at the thermostat.

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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2015, 07:29:50 pm »
Why would I want to marry when I get older? Serious question. I've been thinking when I'm older I should settle down and marry but then I can't think of why I would do that?

If I don't man-up and marry Teressa, one day she may bail on me though.

Thus far she's smiling though  ;D




Again serious question and per topic what's the point ;D
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Re: Marriage- what's the point?
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2015, 07:58:18 pm »
Well, recently, in Ohio, all medical benefits have been cancelled to unmarried couples, so it may be an economic one for some. ;D
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