Would you marry George?

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George Clooney

No that’s not a trick question! So George Clooney thinks he would make a lousy husband. That noise you just heard, was women all over the world madly making themselves up and jumping on planes to find George and tell him he’d make a wonderful husband and they’d like to be his wife.

According to www.smh.com.au:

The Up in the Air star – who was previously married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993 – doesn’t know how he even manages to get girlfriends because he wouldn’t date himself.

George – who is currently romancing Italian actress and presenter Elisabetta Canalis, 31 – said: “I am always working and have so many different interests outside acting. If I was my girlfriend, I wouldn’t put up with me for very long – and they don’t either!

“People are always trying to marry me off, thinking I am suffering in some way. I tried marriage – and it didn’t work. I have had long relationships with women and they get bored with me working all the time. My fear is that I would still make a lousy husband and I don’t want to put myself – or anyone else – through the pain of finding out.”

House Husband

Recently I wrote about what it means to be a good wife. You can read that HERE. So I guess we should talk about what it means to be a good husband. Being that I’m you know, a girl, which of course makes me a wife, it’s a little hard for me to say from a male point of view what it means to be a good husband. But from a wife’s point of view, I can definitely tell you what I think makes a good husband!

If we take the old fashioned route then the list would look something like this:

  • Mow the lawns
  • Take out the garbage
  • Change light bulbs
  • Move heavy things
  • Fix things

You get the gist. So what happens when we take the modern day route? Well really all the above applies as well, except maybe:

  • Help with the housework
  • Help with the cooking
  • Help with the washing
  • Help with the kids (if you have them)

You know, all those things us woman bitch and moan about having to do. Oh yes, except the cooking. Hubby tends to do most of that. But I am getting better in the kitchen! On a serious note though, unlike the ‘old days’ I’d like to think that there’s none of these strictly defined roles as to what woman and men are supposed to do. Maybe more like couples work together to get stuff done, you know, like a team.

Of course we still fall into ‘roles’ within our lives, stay at home mum’s, breadwinners etc, but I don’t think it’s as stringent as it used to be.

So do you think George has a point, and that he’d make a bad husband? Maybe take out the fact that he’s the sexiest man alive, quite well off, and seems to be an all round nice kinda guy. Ok, can’t get past all that? Me, either!

What makes your husband/partner a catch? Or are you a husband/partner, who would like to share why you think you’re pretty special?!

  • Megan
    January 21, 2010

    My husband is wonderful. He’s funny, he makes me not stress so much, plus he cooks, helps with cleaning, does all the gardening and is great with our daughter.

    But he is out a lot. He works good hours but has a lot of other interests – he’s generally out four nights a week, plus every Sunday morning and at times all day Saturday as well. It can get very frustrating, so I see where George is coming from (and his girlfriends)!

  • Jaime
    January 22, 2010

    My husband lets me be my own person. He’s not jealous and best of all laughs with me and at my little celebrity crushes.

    My husband is out a lot too. Shift work and in summer cricket (which I despise).

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