I know a couple that is just a really odd pairing. The wife has a Master's in Social Work and is very much what you'd call an "intellectual". She keeps up with current events, reads all the time, has a strong political involvement locally, is into artsy fartsy things..
Husband is a high school dropout which means nothing in and of itself I am one for that matter Well he's just kind of slow. I wonder how she can carry on much of a conversation with him He doesn't watch the news, read the paper, or have any idea what's going on with the world unless his wife fills him in. He seems to lack ambition, content in his production job. I honestly don't think he'd be capable of grasping much of anything beyond 10th grade level learning. The things they do together are simple, like watching an action flick, going out dancing, or taking their kid to the park.
She has this whole other social existence that doesn't involve him to feed her need for art shows and activism and so forth. I know that sounds horribly mean and I'm not trying to put this guy down I'm just wondering about the strange match with these two. They seem quite happy and he's a very NICE guy and a good husband and father. They also seem to have a very strong "chemistry" and sexual attraction.
I'm just curious though, is that enough for a long lasting marriage? Anyone have experiences to comment on this either way? It does seem a little odd, but hey life is a strange mystery at times.
I once had a very intelligent supervisor I worked for. Smart man, knew how to sit in a meeting and absolutely run it, and he wasn't even in charge! He's the kind of guy that could solve problems and make you think you came up with the idea.
I don't mean that in a swarmy kind of way. But when it came to relationships, he picked the biggest train wrecks of women you could imagine. So, I guess if they work more power to them.