History Main / AwfulWeddedLife

20th Aug '17 2:40:01 PM DustSnitch
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A species of DomCom based on the premise that monogamous marriage is rather like a long, slow, exquisite torture by a sadistic god from whose malicious clutches escape is impossible. Husbands are [[ParentingTheHusband child-like]] [[BumblingDad buffoons]] who watch too much football, leave the toilet seat up, [[AllMenArePerverts ogle hot women]], and forget anniversaries. Wives are frigid, nagging, [[{{Jerkass}} hateful shrews]] with [[AllWomenArePrudes zero interest in sex]]. [[ChildrenAreAWaste Chil]][[TeensAreMonsters dren]] destroy your home and what little peace of mind you have left, while waiting their turn to perpetuate the cycle. ObnoxiousInLaws serve to add to the misery. The audience may be left wondering, [[JustEatGilligan "Why don't they just get a divorce, if they're so miserable?"]]

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A species The depiction of DomCom based on the premise that monogamous marriage is as rather like a long, slow, exquisite torture by a sadistic god from whose malicious clutches escape is impossible. Husbands are [[ParentingTheHusband child-like]] [[BumblingDad buffoons]] who watch too much football, leave the toilet seat up, [[AllMenArePerverts ogle hot women]], and forget anniversaries. Wives are frigid, nagging, [[{{Jerkass}} hateful shrews]] with [[AllWomenArePrudes zero interest in sex]]. [[ChildrenAreAWaste Chil]][[TeensAreMonsters dren]] destroy your home and what little peace of mind you have left, while waiting their turn to perpetuate the cycle. ObnoxiousInLaws serve to add to the misery. The audience may be left wondering, [[JustEatGilligan "Why don't they just get a divorce, if they're so miserable?"]]
16th Aug '17 10:13:34 AM RockRaider
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* ''Creator/SethMacFarlane'' seems to have this view of marriage, if [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbeuyr06dMo this clip]] is anything to go by.

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* ''Creator/SethMacFarlane'' seems to have this view of marriage, marriage if [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbeuyr06dMo this clip]] is anything to go by.
16th Aug '17 10:09:53 AM RockRaider
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* ''Creator/SethMacFarlane'' seems to have this view of marriage, if [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbeuyr06dMo this clip]] is anything to go by.
8th Aug '17 6:00:12 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The trope is discussed in one episode where [[TheCynic Mr. Cat]] decides to show [[StalkerWithACrush Pretty]] what would happen if she got married. He enacts the whole thing with her by sitting with her at a dinner for two and telling her how she can now pay half of his car loan, and then they go home and he just sits on the couch watching sports on TV and makes her buy him some beer.
24th Jul '17 11:00:54 AM gb00393
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** Much like their book counterparts, Robert and Cersei. The major difference is that here Cersei actually ''did'' love Robert for quite a while in the beginning (though he still only ever loved Lyanna in this version, too), and tried to make the relationship work at first despite knowing he didn't love her back. Still, in both versions, by the start of the story, they've hated each other for years.

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** Much like their book counterparts, Robert and Cersei. The major difference is that here Cersei actually ''did'' love Robert for quite a while in the beginning (though he still only ever loved Lyanna in this version, too), and tried to make the relationship work at first despite knowing he didn't love her back. Still, in both versions, by the start of the story, they've hated each other for years.years, as Cersei confesses to Ned and Sansa. Her only source of happiness and comfort was her affair with Jaime (which is sad in itself) and their children.
19th Jul '17 11:29:44 AM Omeganian
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* There are three rings in marriage: the ''engagement'' ring, the ''wedding'' ring, and the ''suffe''ring
9th Jul '17 11:46:47 PM mlsmithca
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* William Hogarth's ''Art/MarriageALaMode'' depicts a disastrous ArrangedMarriage in which NobilityMarriesMoney. The husband is an ImpoverishedPatrician, the daughter is from a NouveauRiche family, and they are completely uninterested in each other. They are so miserable together that they both embark on affairs and spend money irresponsibly to forget about their unhappiness, and the marriage ends with the husband dying in a DuelToTheDeath with his wife's lover and the wife being DrivenToSuicide when her lover is hanged for murder.
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8th Jun '17 12:56:57 AM angie710
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Unfortunately, TruthInTelevision for many people until quite recently, in eras with some combination of marriages being arranged for family advantage rather than created by mutual attraction, divorce being impossible or hugely disapproved of, or unintentional pregnancy leading to a choice of marriage or social ostracism.

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Unfortunately, TruthInTelevision for many people until quite recently, in eras with some combination of [[ArrangedMarriage marriages being arranged for family advantage advantage]] (or some other type of MarriageOfConvenience) rather than created by mutual attraction, divorce being impossible or hugely disapproved of, or [[ShotgunWedding unintentional pregnancy leading to a choice of marriage or social ostracism.
ostracism]].
7th Apr '17 6:01:35 AM gb00393
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** Sansa's brief marriage to Ramsay is definitely this. Unlike her previous (also-unwanted) husband, Tyrion, Ramsay made full use of his MaritalRapeLicense; Sansa essentially stayed locked up in her room for the entire day, only for Ramsay to come and rape her every night. Luckily for her, she escaped. [[spoiler:She later fed him to his dogs after he lost the Battle of the Bastards.]]

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** Sansa's brief marriage to Ramsay is definitely this. Unlike her previous (also-unwanted) husband, Tyrion, Ramsay made full use of his MaritalRapeLicense; Sansa essentially stayed locked up in her room for the entire day, only for Ramsay to come and rape and beat her every night.night, leaving her crying in her bed. Luckily for her, she escaped. [[spoiler:She later fed him to his dogs after he lost the Battle of the Bastards.]]
9th Feb '17 2:49:56 AM Omeganian
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* It is said that most girls who read ''{{Literature/Cinderella}}'' (or another similar tale) only get to the words "Cinderella married the prince" and stop. They don't notice what's written next. It says "End of fairy tale".
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