Women are encouraged to go on an emotional journey of self-care after a divorce, while men are expected to need help learning how to cook and parent on their own.
A working woman doesn't necessarily want to "walk right back into the same sort of situation from which she just extricated herself," he said, and the unequal distribution of household chores may have something to do with it.
He also wonders about the marriageability of men:"I'm convinced that one reason that so many divorced women are so reluctant to remarry (and so many women unwilling to marry in the first place) is that frankly, marriage doesn't seem to be a very appealing deal for most women.
And one of the reasons why marriage seems unappealing is that the sacrifices of marriage are many, and the benefits increasingly few -- especially considering that an extraordinary number of men may not be worth marrying!
For some, the question was, what is he doing with someone 30 years his junior?
New girlfriend Michelle Sucillon, a former Borders event-marketing exec, is 51 and Aldrin is 81.
As a society we tend to be skeptical whenever a couple's ages are so far apart but I'm not sure why; there are certainly enough relationships in which the couples are about the same age that don't last, either.If you're wondering what they could possibly have in common, you might also want to question if that's the only "proper" reason for a couple to be together.The bigger question, however, is why do people rush into a relationship so soon after leaving one?And while both men and women are guilty of that, more men say "I do" again after divorce.and they're quicker to say it, too, according to the recent Census report "Marital Events of Americans: 2009." Perhaps not as quickly as actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar -- he proposed to ad executive Catriona Mc Ginn in August, just three months after his divorce from Lisa Ann Russell was finalized -- but certainly fast enough for people to wonder, "In my experience as a therapist and as a friend, it seems that the majority of the breakup resources available are for women and not men.Women, who tend to be more vocal about their emotional struggles, are the squeaky wheel that gets the grease from friends, from online communities, from books, and from therapeutic approaches.