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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy Wife, Happy Open Water Life

Courtesy of Thomas 'The Gladiator' Noblett and Peter & Bubbles at the Strel Swimming Montenegro Vacation.

Research after research has looked at the reasons for happy and unhappy marriages.

One study reports the health and attitude of the husband plays a major role in marriage bliss while other studies confirm the adage, "Happy wife, happy life."

"A wife's happiness in the marriage has the power to overtake a husband's marital unhappiness to make his overall life quite pleasant," Deborah Carr, professor of sociology at Rutgers University and co-author of a marital happiness study, told The Huffington Post. "That was the finding that makes people say, 'Happy wife, happy life.' But it cuts the other way, 'Miserable wife, miserable life.'"

While all kinds of happily long-married spouses who dot the open water swimming landscape [see below], most couples are married to a non-swimming spouse. In both cases, the swimming spouse has to balance their love of the open water with their non-swimming spouse's preference for terra firma.

Thomas Noblett explains how he balances his own marital happiness with open water swimming above from Montenegro.

As Noblett explains well, married couples seem to be able to make their individual sacrifices and challenges easier to bear while their mutual joys seem to be more frequent and intense. The comingling of mutual sleeping patterns, training needs, traveling desires, and eating preferences become easier when both partners understand each others goals so thoroughly.

Famous Open Water Swimming Couples
* Kevin and Jane Murphy (Great Britain)
* Nick and Sakura Adams (née Hingley) (Great Britain)
* Mark Fabik and Kristy McIntyre (Great Britain)
* Chantelle Rose and Cliff Golding (Great Britin)
* Chloe McCardel and Paul McQueeney (Australia)
* Sarah-Jane Stirling and Ian Jones (Jersey)
* Julie Farrell (née Galloway) (U.S.A.) and Dave Farrell (Ireland)
* Robert Marsalis and Beth Margalis (California, U.S.A.)
* Penny Palfrey and Chris Palfrey (Australia)
* Angela Maurer and Nikolai Evseev (Germany)
* Nacho Grignaschi and Noellia Petti (Argentina, shown above)
* Damian Blaum (Argentina) and Esther Nuñez Morera (Spain)
* Pilar Geijo and Diego Tricárico (Argentina)
* Mike Lewis and Cynthia Lewis (California, U.S.A.)
* Sally Minty-Gravett and Charlie Gravett (Jersey)
* Mike Miller and Laura Miller (Hawaii, U.S.A.)
* Edith van Dijk and Hans van Goor (Netherlands)
* Grace van der Byl and Neil van der Byl (California, U.S.A.)
* Christian Richert and Nadine Reichert (Germany)
* Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase, Ph.D.
* Roger Parson and Valerie Parsons (Great Britain/Spain)
* Ray Scott and Audrey Scott (Great Britain)

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