At my workplace I have the opportunity to observe a lot of people – kids, teens, professionals, married couples, babies, the elderly, the disabled – a lot of people! I work in an affluent area so you can just imagine the different kinds (for lack of a better word – I’m writing on the spot here) of people that I see whilst.
Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. The people I find most interesting are couples (both married and unmarried) and especially couples with kids.
Have you noticed how married couples, both young and old, with no kids (or they’re kids are all grown and moved away or something) always seem more loved up than those with kids/young or dependent kids?…I was watching one middle aged married couple today and it hit me, that whenever I see a married couple with no kids (well at least no kids in sight) they always look so much more loved up and happy. Its like they do everything together – they shop together, kiss in public, smile at each other. Its almost as if the spark never went away. They seem so young, yet so grown and so comfortable. I find that attractive. I sometimes feel they urge to grin and say ”awwwwhhh”.
Often times than not, couples with kids seem so bitter, there’s an unspoken tension, there’s hostility. I saw a couple arguing today with their child in their midst crying for attention and you wouldn’t believe what they were arguing about – whether or not the kid was allowed to bring plastic cups to school. If you weren’t aying them much mind but only heard their voices you would think they were trying to make a life and death decision in a split second! I dont know, maybe its just me but Its almost as if kids have the ability to make a marriage or relationship bitter.
But are married/unmarried couples with no kids or with kids all grown-up and living away from home more happier than those with kids/dependent?