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He's living in the wrong country for that. The meeja won't shut the f**k up about the housing market and hasn't done for the last 10 years

Well turn the chuffin' telly off and GET OUT MORE, ffs.

I rarely watch TV. I certainly don't sit and gawp at the endless "property porn" or other crap "reality TV" sh1te that's served up every night.

Go to places where the people don't care about this stuff. Go to some music festivals in the summer (the small ones, not the mega-expensive corporate events) and meet some people who are up for a laugh and who don't worry about what house / car / plasma telly they've got. Go to a rave. Go camping. Works for me.

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Well turn the chuffin' telly off and GET OUT MORE, ffs.

I rarely watch TV. I certainly don't sit and gawp at the endless "property porn" or other crap "reality TV" sh1te that's served up every night.

Go to places where the people don't care about this stuff. Go to some music festivals in the summer (the small ones, not the mega-expensive corporate events) and meet some people who are up for a laugh and who don't worry about what house / car / plasma telly they've got. Go to a rave. Go camping. Works for me.

Good lad! Good advice!

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Seriously now, I just 20 mins ago finally had a chat with the dear wife of near 8 years. I've built houses, sent kids to private school, did everything right, nice bloke too . . . she's in love with another (right scumbag by all accounts) and has been for 2 years.

Marriage . . . home ownership . . . happy families . . . fvck me I've never seen it apart from in those irritating Steve Martin films.

Should have done the lot on coke and whores as was originally planned. Once you have a decent plan like that stick to it!

Dear PaG, I'm very sorry to hear that. But I have very good news for you. It may be a bit difficult to believe it, but it IS possible (and kind of easy), to be happy. I'll tell you how here. I know how, as I started dating my now wife in mid 1997, started living together in 2000, and got legally married a few years ago, and we are still very very happy with each other, and could not even think how we would live without each other. So, it is possible. And you do need a partner in life to be happy. Essential. Nobody can do without it. Scientifically proven.

Now, I do have a practical, realist side as well, and I do think it helped us to build this happiness. Yes, you have to "construct" it, as you do a garden. Sorry, sounds tacky, I know, but the garden analogy is perfect, as you build a living thing.

First thing you need is convergence of interest = work together = help each other = a partnership = synergy = mutual respect = equality. For that to happen, it helps a lot if both work, and both earn about the same. That is what you will have to look for in your next partner - a partner.

On the other hand, you will have no chance of happiness if you want to be "the boss", in control, "the bread winner", the "head of the household". Forget it.

Well, that is enough for now. I'm starting to guess here. And I don't even know if you want advices. Just trying to help.

Hold in there. Things will get better. Maybe even better than before.

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Why is it (nearly) always engineers on here who have this world-view that its just somehow "not right" that other people get paid more than they do?

I have seen this attitude before, basically "I am clever, how dare these less clever people earn more than me, and be able to afford nicer things than I can?".

If you choose a low-paid career, you can't blame everyone else or society for it.

I chose engineering because I wanted to do something of real usefulness. Too late I realised that people who actually produce end up at the bottom of the social pile; those who produce nothing but imaginary paper wealth end up at the top.

Society must know something I don't. Perhaps you could explain it to me?

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I chose engineering because I wanted to do something of real usefulness. Too late I realised that people who actually produce end up at the bottom of the social pile; those who produce nothing but imaginary paper wealth end up at the top.

Society must know something I don't. Perhaps you could explain it to me?

I wouldn't worry, how valuable a skill is financial engineering after speculative markets collapse? A: Not very.

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Go to places where the people don't care about this stuff. Go to some music festivals in the summer (the small ones, not the mega-expensive corporate events) and meet some people who are up for a laugh and who don't worry about what house / car / plasma telly they've got. Go to a rave. Go camping. Works for me.

You are right. We are re-balancing it. We'll rent in a better location. And we'll pay more attention to our social life than to properties.

Thanks.

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