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Sleeping Beauties...

Discussion in 'Sleeping Beauties' started by Mrs. Beasley, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Mrs. Beasley

    Mrs. Beasley Member

    I would have been the lone holdout. No spoilers.
     
  2. Mrs. Beasley

    Mrs. Beasley Member

    Ask me why. I've never been abused (except verbally, few and far between), been married for almost 40 years. Was it worth it? Sure, for my kids. They are my life. They're doing great. Was it worth it for me? Probably not. As a professional who gave up a career, then worked from home, then had to deal with infidelity, then his depression, then his "whatever," I guess I'm now a caretaker for someone who had no kind words to say to me unless he was in his cups. Oh...then, I was the "love of his life." Yeah, dude...no one else would put up with you. We went to counseling. For years. He was (is) a sex addict and therefore not responsible for his actions. Waaah. Jesus H. Christ, how long can someone say "I'm not responsible?"

    I wish all the women had stayed in "Our Space."

    And before someone says, "Oh yeah...you're a closeted lesbian and hate men," you are wrong. I love men. But they always disappoint. Always.

    I think women would make a MUCH better place for themselves rather than doing all this BS to procreate and make a "nice" life for the next generation(s).

    Next time around, I'll not do that...but I hope I remember what I've written today. Because men are just different animals (not bad, just reality), and all the women I've known have been the best people I've ever been around.

    Eh...what do I know. Just my take on a book that spoke to me.
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...wow, that's quite the cynical and harsh indictment on my gender...."always disappoint"....sweeping judgement much?......I am far from perfect, and will shout that from the rooftops, but you don't know me and you don't have any idea about my admittedly few good points....apparently you have some of your own issues beyond what you've shared.....I don't lump all women into one insulting pigeonhole, that's reprehensible....
     
  4. MarkS73

    MarkS73 Well-Known Member

    Haha, this says more about your taste in men than men in general :)
     
  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I have been married for 27 years and have experienced disappointment in our relationship. Nothing major and he is not abusive. But there is so much more than disappointment. I'm sure there have been times I've let him down, too. We have a good strong relationship that isn't all happy dappy running in the meadow. We both work hard at maintaining our relationship. That is the only way it can work. But Kieth Richards said it best. Life is full of ups and downs, you get a flat line baby you're dead.
     
  6. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I view all humans in the same way. There are heroes and a**holes in every crowd. I get tired of all the divisiveness after a while. Gender, race, politics, etc., ad infinitum...we all laugh and cry and bleed red. We are one. In this day and age that obvious fact rarely surfaces.
     
  7. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Amen brother. I am with you on this one arm in arm.
     
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  8. Jayantisdel

    Jayantisdel Member

    Almost every woman reading this book would ask themselves this question. For myself I'd want to go back as I have a young male son, and a husband who I adore, and I know he would be hurting if I were gone forever. I don't think I'd be very useful in a new world. Though I wonder, should I vote to stay along with them sacrificing my wants to create a new and better world? It's hard to say.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
  9. *sigh* You are such a... a... a Man! :(
    Y'all too MarkS73 and carrie's younger brother :(
    Mrs. Beasley was merely comparing her thoughts to some of the females' thoughts in Sleeping Beauty. There are a couple male characters in Sleeping Beauty y'all might relate to. They get angry at females' opinions they don't understand rather than trying to understand them :p
     
  10. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...when they appear to be a sweeping condemnation, you betcha I do.....
     
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  11. I wonder if SK and Owen knew when they were writing Sleeping Beauties that they might be stirring up a bit of trouble between the sexes :m_evil:
     
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  12. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    "I love men. But they always disappoint."
    I find this a horrible statement, personally. If any man came on here and said this about women we'd be cyber-castrated.
     
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  13. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Ummm... ya think???
     
  14. I guess we're interpreting her post differently. I didn't think she was making a blanket statement that ALL men were disappointing. I thought she was only referring to the men in her life.

    I don't know lol. Do you think it was intentional from the get-go?
     
  15. I finally finished reading Sleeping Beauties so I can answer the question Mrs.S posed :)

    I would have complied with the collective no matter which side of the tree made me happier.
     
  16. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Moderator , or Tery (if you've finished it) you're going to have to read this one please... I'm trying to avoid spoilers on this book. :biggrin2:
     
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  17. I promise I didn't say anything reprehensible :rofl:
     
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  18. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    :lol:
     
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  19. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    Still not done. I guess we have to trust the bouncy one ;)
     
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  20. Chelle71

    Chelle71 Well-Known Member

    I think there is always going to be some disappointment in relationships...I was married and disappointed by him a lot...unfortunately I stayed to long. Now I am out, was single for a few years and had a blast and met some men who were great fun. I am now in a new relationship with a wonderful man...I know it's new but I also know that this...I have found my puzzle piece. Sure there will be disappointment but that is life not men.
     
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