Re: The wives don't understand...
Took me three times, but finally got a good one who does not hassle me about my projects or my hobbies. Third time is a charm.
As for the others, well, all I have to say is this.
In Dukes of Hazzard Willie Nelson line:
Why is divorce so expensive - because it is worth it.
ex·pe·ri·ence noun \ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)s\
1. the fact or state of having been affected by or gained knowledge through direct observation or participation
2. that thing you get just moments after you needed it.