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Victoria Derbyshire: My secrets for a successful marriage

9 thoughts on “Hubris”

  1. Simpl, I’d have said.
    Not be as fucking annoying at home as you are on the telly.

    This stood out “The couple began their relationship in 2004, when Sandell was still married to Derbyshire’s Radio 5 Live colleague, Fi Glover.”

    Tsk, tsk.

  2. Yes indeed, Otto, how can anyone publish a column with a title like that when the answer appears to be that a successful marriage is founded on the destruction of a colleague’s. Subsequent examples of trivial sluttishness as the panacea to domestic upset is hardly a universal recipe for harmony in the home.

  3. Later this year Mrs G. and I celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary so credit me with some experience. It has less to do with ignoring the pile of dirty laundry, so much as biting your tongue while standing to attention and responding with “Yes ma’am, no ma’am” whenever the boss addresses you.

  4. “secrets for a successful marriage”: how about making the prospective spouse serve a lengthy apprenticeship? Which appears to be what Ms Derbyshire did. But is it reasonable to breed during that period? Views may legitimately differ. Or illegitimately.

  5. What Bernie G says… but having nearly reached silver we had a massive upset last year. I got tired of jumping to attention and still being blamed/shouted at/scolded and said so in no uncertain terms. This has led to reciprocal understanding which is good.
    From experience then I can see that VD may have broken her husband’s prior marriage or that it might have been broken already. Hard to tell without hearing both sides. There are always both sides.

  6. A Word To Husbands
    Ogden Nash

    To keep your marriage brimming
    With love in the loving cup,
    Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
    Whenever you’re right, shut up.

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