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Top Talker: This Woman Lives Like A 1950s Housewife To Save Her Marriage (VIDEO)


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Top Talker:
This Woman Lives Like A 1950s Housewife To Save Her Marriage (VIDEO)

If you’re married, you probably want to do all you can to keep your husband happy. But how far would you be willing to go? Mandy Jones, a part-time caterer who lives in England, lives just like a 1950s housewife. She spends her free time cooking, cleaning, and darning her husband Gary’s socks. She wears vintage dresses, drives a 1949 Chevrolet, and listens to rockabilly records on their jukebox.

Mandy and Gary love everything about the 1950s. When they first met 30 years ago, they bonded over a shared passion for rockabilly and Fifties fashion. Bored with the same routine, Mandy wanted to do something extreme to save her marriage.

Mandy says that since they started living like a couple from the Fifties, she has been a better wife and she and Gary are closer than ever. She has a “wholesome 1950s” dinner waiting on the table when he gets home from work and she dresses to impress her husband. Together, they spend their free time Lindy hop dancing and going to vintage fairs. They have dedicated every part of their lives to the Fifties, even to the decorations in their home.

Take a look at the video as the Joneses talk about their lifestyle:

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This kind of marriage seems strange to me only in that it looks like an awful lot of work. On the other hand, all great marriages take some sort of work. It’s all in how a person chooses to do the hard work of keeping her marriage vital and interesting. The only way I part ways with Mandy is when she says that all women should adopt this lifestyle if they want to keep their man happy. Couples should adopt whatever lifestyle they enjoy. For some, that might cosplay; for others it could mean taking classes together. A purely Fifties lifestyle would not work for many couples.

When I think about it, my husband and I conform to quite a few traditional gender roles, but in a more modern way. I pretty much do the cooking, cleaning, and child-raising while he goes off to a full-time job and does yard work and such on the weekends. The modern part is that he cleans on the weekend and I’ve been known to shovel snow or rake leaves on occasion.

It looks like the Joneses have found a way to keep things exciting for them. They don’t seem to be stuck in a predictable routine, which can be the death of a marriage. I love that she says they do all sorts of things together and that has kept their relationship fresh. I wouldn’t do what the Joneses are doing, but I say good for them. Every couple should find mutually satisfying activities that put the zing back in their relationship.

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Would you live like a 1950s housewife to save your marriage? Have you ever taken drastic measures to keep your marriage alive? Share your thoughts below.



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