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If Mama Ain't Happy

Written by Dr. Jacqueline B. Sallade, Community blogger | May 24, 2012 11:46 PM

"Ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy." "The hen rules the roost." "Happy wife, happy life.", but ;"Ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy." "The hen rules the roost." "Happy wife, happy life." As an addendum to my diatribe on "the man of the house," yesterday, let me say that the woman of the house better be sensitive to that man, even if she is the major or equal decision-maker. Many a successful, powerful businesswoman, for example, has lost her darling to the young assistant who knew how to make her man proud and honored with the soft touch and admiring eye. Where's the power in that? If you're old enough to know "I Love Lucy," Harriet Nelson, June Cleaver or Alice in "The Jackie Gleason Show," you know that there's a careful balance between equality, stroking the male ego, and survival as a self-respecting strong woman. These role models, along with the real life Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, and Joanne Woodward know a thing or two about happy marriage. Because I'm a master of cliches today, let me just end this short note with "We're a work in progress." Let's keep pluggin'.et me say that the woman of the house better be sensitive to that man, even if she is the major or equal decision-maker. Many a successful, powerful businesswoman, for example, has lost her darling to the young assistant who knew how to make her man proud and honored with the soft touch and admiring eye. Where's the power in that? If you're old enough to know "I Love Lucy," Harriet Nelson, June Cleaver or Alice in "The Jackie Gleason Show," you know that there's a careful balance between equality, stroking the male ego, and survival as a self-respecting strong woman. These role models, along with the real life Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, and Joanne Woodward know a thing or two about happy marriage. Because I'm a master of cliches today, let me just end this short note with "We're a work in progress." Let's keep pluggin'."Ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy." "The hen rules the roost." "Happy wife, happy life.", but ;"Ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy." "The hen rules the roost." "Happy wife, happy life." As an addendum to my diatribe on "the man of the house," yesterday, let me say that the woman of the house better be sensitive to that man, even if she is the major or equal decision-maker. Many a successful, powerful businesswoman, for example, has lost her darling to the young assistant who knew how to make her man proud and honored with the soft touch and admiring eye. Where's the power in that? If you're old enough to know "I Love Lucy," Harriet Nelson, June Cleaver or Alice in "The Jackie Gleason Show," you know that there's a careful balance between equality, stroking the male ego, and survival as a self-respecting strong woman. These role models, along with the real life Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, and Joanne Woodward know a thing or two about happy marriage. Because I'm a master of cliches today, let me just end this short note with "We're a work in progress." Let's keep pluggin'.et me say that the woman of the house better be sensitive to that man, even if she is the major or equal decision-maker. Many a successful, powerful businesswoman, for example, has lost her darling to the young assistant who knew how to make her man proud and honored with the soft touch and admiring eye. Where's the power in that? If you're old enough to know "I Love Lucy," Harriet Nelson, June Cleaver or Alice in "The Jackie Gleason Show," you know that there's a careful balance between equality, stroking the male ego, and survival as a self-respecting strong woman. These role models, along with the real life Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, and Joanne Woodward know a thing or two about happy marriage. Because I'm a master of cliches today, let me just end this short note with "We're a work in progress." Let's keep pluggin'."Ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy." "The hen rules the roost." "Happy wife, happy life.", but ;"Ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy." "The hen rules the roost." "Happy wife, happy life." As an addendum to my diatribe on "the man of the house," yesterday, let me say that the woman of the house better be sensitive to that man, even if she is the major or equal decision-maker. Many a successful, powerful businesswoman, for example, has lost her darling to the young assistant who knew how to make her man proud and honored with the soft touch and admiring eye. Where's the power in that? If you're old enough to know "I Love Lucy," Harriet Nelson, June Cleaver or Alice in "The Jackie Gleason Show," you know that there's a careful balance between equality, stroking the male ego, and survival as a self-respecting strong woman. These role models, along with the real life Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, and Joanne Woodward know a thing or two about happy marriage. Because I'm a master of cliches today, let me just end this short note with "We're a work in progress." Let's keep pluggin'.et me say that the woman of the house better be sensitive to that man, even if she is the major or equal decision-maker. Many a successful, powerful businesswoman, for example, has lost her darling to the young assistant who knew how to make her man proud and honored with the soft touch and admiring eye. Where's the power in that? If you're old enough to know "I Love Lucy," Harriet Nelson, June Cleaver or Alice in "The Jackie Gleason Show," you know that there's a careful balance between equality, stroking the male ego, and survival as a self-respecting strong woman. These role models, along with the real life Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, and Joanne Woodward know a thing or two about happy marriage. Because I'm a master of cliches today, let me just end this short note with "We're a work in progress." Let's keep pluggin'."Ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy." "The hen rules the roost." "Happy wife, happy life.", but ;"Ain't Mama happy, ain't nobody happy." "The hen rules the roost." "Happy wife, happy life." As an addendum to my diatribe on "the man of the house," yesterday, let me say that the woman of the house better be sensitive to that man, even if she is the major or equal decision-maker. Many a successful, powerful businesswoman, for example, has lost her darling to the young assistant who knew how to make her man proud and honored with the soft touch and admiring eye. Where's the power in that? If you're old enough to know "I Love Lucy," Harriet Nelson, June Cleaver or Alice in "The Jackie Gleason Show," you know that there's a careful balance between equality, stroking the male ego, and survival as a self-respecting strong woman. These role models, along with the real life Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, and Joanne Woodward know a thing or two about happy marriage. Because I'm a master of cliches today, let me just end this short note with "We're a work in progress." Let's keep pluggin'.et me say that the woman of the house better be sensitive to that man, even if she is the major or equal decision-maker. Many a successful, powerful businesswoman, for example, has lost her darling to the young assistant who knew how to make her man proud and honored with the soft touch and admiring eye. Where's the power in that? If you're old enough to know "I Love Lucy," Harriet Nelson, June Cleaver or Alice in "The Jackie Gleason Show," you know that there's a careful balance between equality, stroking the male ego, and survival as a self-respecting strong woman. These role models, along with the real life Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, and Joanne Woodward know a thing or two about happy marriage. Because I'm a master of cliches today, let me just end this short note with "We're a work in progress." Let's keep pluggin'.

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