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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 23, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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AFTER HONEYMOON "WANES,. MAN TREATS
LOVE AS SOME KIND OF COMMODITY -
, BY WINONA WILCOX
"And so they lived happily ever
afterward!" - .
Everynewly-married man expects
his ownxperiment in domesticity to
read like a fairy tale. K man in love
is a simple, trusting creature, not a
bit like the -crafty diplomat described
in much feminist literature.
Because he is so credulous he is
terribly surprised when the years, re
veal a few of the-disappointments of
matrimony. '
Man ought to know that the old
order changeth, nevertheless he ex
pects love to be a permanent quan
tity and marriage the one stable hu
man institution.
If a man.gets into a business diffi
culty he tries to make the best of it
on the ground that the times, money,
the market will improve, but if trou
ble arises in his home he has an un
fortunate way of making the worst
of it He Is sure that if love changes
in the least, it was never love at all,
and anyway, it isn't his fault!
But most of the time it is, for any
man can turn the course of true love
by the power of three magic words.
And it would be well, sometimes, if
man would reason about his mar
riage as clearly as he does about his
business.
As a rule, after the honeymoon has
waned, man treatsjove as some kind
of a commodity, valuable to be sure,
but nothing to worry about once it is
put ia a safe place. -
So he gives it to his brider-his
whole stock at one time, and expects
her to guard it, without any special
help from him, for the rest of their
lives. And-so far as any reference to
it is concerned, he might as well,
thereafter, be bankrupt.
Life would have fewer disappoint
ments for him if he were to distrib
ute love through the years on the in
stallment plan.
Women never tire of hearing, "I
love you."
If husbands do rfot volunteer this
information regularly and with a
creditable amount of sincerity, wives
plead wistfully, persistently, "Do you
love me?" "SAY you loye me!"
Thus from the beginning a hus-,
band has if in his own power to de
termine whether the woman he as
married shall prove an inspiration"or
an obstacle.
If a man loses his fortune, a "wife
of average' character and sense will'
not only share his poverty, but she
will make him forget it If he lose'
both arms, she will manage to sup
port the family and reconcile him to
existence, 1
She will adapt herself to all the
changing and trying conditions of
love and marriage just asvIong as she
has the magic words""I love 'you" to
give her strength.
But as Jane Welsh Carlyle said
"Until a woman cries, jnen never
think she is suffering; BLESS THE
BLOCKHEADS"
(The Obligations Matrimony Im
poses on Men will be the subject of
the next "article in this series.)
, o o
PRINCESS CHIMAY LEAVES SUM
TO CHICAGO WOMAN
The will of the madcap Princess
Chimay, born at Detroit an heiress
tovmillions, but who, at an early age
chose a wild European' career,, was
filed yesterday in the probate court
Her .estate, amounting to $1,175,436,
is all in Chicago. Clara Blakeslee of
3119 S. Pari av. will receive $15,000.
She was a cousin of"the deceased.
She left the remainder to the two
children by her first husband, Jos. De
Riquet, Prince De Chimay of Bel
gium, and her third husband, Gui
seppeaBJcolardL .

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