I confess I laughed at the Tiger Woods' jokes. The situation was too uncomfortably familiar on both a national and personal experience not to be amused once again at what a joke marriage is to many men and to a lesser extent women. I was also disappointed and less hopeful for the future of the institution of marriage. A role model he is not. On the other hand, Elin may be exactly the type of wife needed to give husbands pause before they unzip their pants.
Behind each chortle was the unexpressed painful question: If the best althlete in the world, soon to become the first billionaire athlete is not happy in his marriage with a gorgeous wife, two adorable babies, cute dogs and a plethora of homes scattered around the globe, then what hope for marital bliss is there for the masses?
Are men really avoiding intimacy by engaging in sex with a woman whom they have no responsibility to share the trials and tribulations of marriage and parenthood? It is a low- demand, disposable relationship. It is a hook-up not a commitment. If things get messy or too demanding you can walk away and find another bedmate. Those are the throw-away partners. The fast food sex stops.
Is it the Peter Pan or Rich Dick syndrome? Either way it is not pretty or admirable.