a good Jack makes a good Jill
/ɐ ɡˈʊd dʒˈæk mˌeɪks ɐ ɡˈʊd dʒˈɪl/
used to imply that a person's positive qualities and behavior can have a positive influence on their partner,
happy wife, happy life
/hˈæpi wˈaɪf hˈæpi lˈaɪf/
used to imply that a husband's happiness is closely linked to the happiness of his wife, and taking care of her needs and wants is important for a fulfilling marriage
he that will thrive must first ask his wife
/hiː ðæt wɪl θɹˈaɪv mˈʌst fˈɜːst ˈæsk hɪz wˈaɪf/
used to imply that a husband and wife's partnership is essential for achieving success, and that the husband's willingness to listen to and consider his wife's opinion can lead to more favorable outcomes
marry in haste, repent at leisure
/mˈæɹi ɪn hˈeɪst ɹɪpˈɛnt æt lˈiːʒɚ/
used to emphasize that rushing into a marriage without careful consideration can lead to regret and long-term consequences
a young man married is a young man marred
/ɐ jˈʌŋ mˈæn mˈæɹɪd ɪz ɐ jˈʌŋ mˈæn mˈɑːɹd/
used to imply that marrying at a young age can be detrimental to a person's personal and professional development, as it can create additional responsibilities and limit opportunities
honest men marry quickly, wise men not at all
/ˈɑːnɪst mˈɛn mˈæɹi kwˈɪkli wˈaɪz mˈɛn nˌɑːt æt ˈɔːl/
used to suggest that straightforward and sincere men tend to get married early in life, while more prudent men may choose to remain unmarried
first thrive, (and) then wive
/fˈɜːst θɹˈaɪv ænd ɔːɹ ðˈɛn wˈaɪv/
used to suggest that it is wise to achieve financial stability and independence before committing to the responsibilities of marriage and family
better be an old man's darling than (to be) a young man's slave
/bˈɛɾɚ biː ɐn ˈoʊld mˈænz dˈɑːɹlɪŋ ðɐn təbi ɔːɹ ɐ jˈʌŋ mˈænz slˈeɪv/
used to suggest that it is better to be cherished and valued by an older person than to be under the control and mistreatment of a younger person
better wed over the mixen than over the moor
/bˈɛɾɚ wˈɛd ˌoʊvɚ ðə mˈɪksən ðɐn ˌoʊvɚ ðə mˈʊɹ/
used to advise that it's wiser to marry someone who lives nearby, even if they're not perfect, than to seek a perfect partner far away in a remote place
a rouk-town's seldom a good housewife at home
/ɐ ɹˈaʊktˈaʊnz sˈɛldəm ɐ ɡˈʊd hˈaʊswaɪf æt hˈoʊm/
used to suggest that someone who spends a lot of time gossiping or meddling in other people's affairs is unlikely to be a good homemaker or caretaker of their own household
a good husband makes a good wife
/ɐ ɡˈʊd hˈʌsbənd mˌeɪks ɐ ɡˈʊd wˈaɪf/
used to imply that a woman's behavior and character are influenced by the way her husband treats her, emphasizing that both parties are important in creating a successful marriage
never marry for money, but marry where money is
/nˈɛvɚ mˈæɹi fɔːɹ mˈʌni bˌʌt mˈæɹi wˌɛɹ mˈʌni ɪz/
used to suggest that one should not choose a life partner based solely on their wealth, but it is important to consider financial stability when choosing a partner
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