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Men - 9/04
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subject: Michigan Action/Real Men/ Secret Divorce Planning - 9/04


- MICHIGAN CALL TO ACTION: SEPT 29, 2004
- REAL MEN DON'T CLEAN BATHROOMS
- SECRET DIVORCE PLANNING FOR MEN

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- MICHIGAN CALL TO ACTION: SEPT 29, 2004
Diane,
The Michigan Senate has approved the marriage Legislation package! The 8
bills already passed the House and although they must return to the House
for their approval of Senate amendments we're confident that Governor
Granholm will soon have the bills on her desk.

Judge Jim Sheridan (Smart Marriage presenter) provided compelling testimony
at the Senate hearing and Senator Bill Hardiman (also a Smart Marriage
presenter) is a sponsor of one of the bills. We're asking others on the
Smart Marriages list from Michigan for their help.

The bills promote pre-marital education programs, encourage clergy to be
more involved in strengthening marriages and provide for the gathering of
marriage education information. Additionally, the package will strengthen
the safety net for children caught in broken marriages. The parents will be
required to participate in a divorce impact program, cooperatively work out
custody issues and ensure that the child?s best interests are considered.

Governor Granholm's comments have not been favorable so if anyone has any
influence with her, NOW is the time to act. (517) 373-3400 or
www.michigan.gov/gov Even if you don't have influence, please
contact the state house with your support for this legislation that will
protect Michigan families and children.

Dan Jarvis
dan at michiganfamily.org
Michigan Family Forum

For more information http://www.michiganfamily.org/
Or Contact: Brad Snavely
(517) 374-1171
brad at michiganfamily.org

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- REAL MEN DON'T CLEAN BATHROOMS

Sound familiar? The wife does the laundry, cleaning, cooking, and food
shopping while the husband watches TV? The wife changes the children's
diapers, feeds and bathes them while the husband reads the paper? Or the
husband believes his wife sets impossible standards for the house and
parenting, and never appreciates what he does contribute.

If any of these situations apply, and if you live in the San Francisco/Bay
Area, we want to hear from you!

ABC 20/20 is doing a story about the unequal division of housework &
childcare. We?re looking for Bay Area couples to allow us to put a camera in
their home to capture what's going on. In return, we?ll introduce them to
one of the country?s leading experts for advice on how to turn things around
and improve their relationship in the process.

If interested, please send a brief description of you, your partner, and the
family dynamic to ann.e.varney at abc.com
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- SECRET DIVORCE PLANNING FOR MEN
Diane,
Look what I received in my Inbox today.
Don't know how I got on this list. I'm guessing it's nothing more than the
fact that I'm a married man.
Tom

>Pasadena, CA
>September 24, 2004
>As job losses mount, men feel more pressure than ever from wives who
>want to maintain a lifestyle.
>
>The $30 manicures, $70 hair cuts, $180 shoes, $300 pocketbooks - not to
>mention the constant visits to the dermatologist. Facelifts, Liposuction,
>tummy tucks and endless credit-card-fueled shopping - all crippling men's
>bank accounts.
>
>No matter where men look, budgets are shrinking, spending is decreasing
>and prospects to earn more seem farther out of reach. Meanwhile, wives
>are more unrealistic than ever - having
><gotten a taste of
>the good life during the boom days of the late 1990's.
>
>Today, a rising tide of miserable men race to the Internet for ways to
>divorce without losing everything...
>
>Now there is something just for men who are so unhappy in their marriage
>that they are thinking of divorce. Divorce PREP(tm) is
>the brand more men trust .
>
> <>Pasadena, CA
>September 24, 2004
>As job losses mount, men feel more pressure than ever from wives who
>want to maintain a lifestyle.
>
>The $30 manicures, $70 hair cuts, $180 shoes, $300 pocketbooks - not to
>mention the constant visits to the dermatologist. Facelifts, Liposuction,
>tummy tucks and endless credit-card-fueled shopping - all crippling men's
>bank accounts.
>
>No matter where men look, budgets are shrinking, spending is decreasing
>and prospects to earn more seem farther out of reach. Meanwhile, wives
>are more unrealistic than ever - having
><gotten a taste of
>the good life during the boom days of the late 1990's.
>
>Today, a rising tide of miserable men race to the Internet for ways to
>divorce without losing everything...
>
>Now there is something just for men who are so unhappy in their marriage
>that they are thinking of divorce. Divorce PREP(tm) is
>the brand more men trust .
>
> <http://www.divorceprep.com/mi/clearpixel.gif>
>
>Because divorce is the greatest danger to a man?s personal financial
>security - during and after the divorce.
>
>Divorce PREP? features five detailed hours of fast paced information
>illustrating how a man can protect against this. Secret Divorce Planning
>is not a new concept - but Divorce PREP makes it easy for any man to
>understand. Learn to plan in less than a day - how men can avoid a
>horrendous settlement.

>By arranging certain things early and understanding the reality of the
>divorce process, men can avoid a brutal divorce settlement that can
>financially cripple them for their entire life.
>
>Even if you don?t get divorced or don?t want the divorce, you are better
>off knowing what to do if you are forced into it.
>
>In fact, if you are still trying to make your marriage work, you will be
>in a better negotiating position as you navigate through your marital
>problems if you know the real way to beat divorce.
>
>For good husbands who just want it all to work out, divorce is
>excruciating. It doesn?t start as a war, but quickly turns into one.
>After the wife recovers from the emotional impact of separation and sees
>her desperate financial situation, her lawyer will advise her of the
>unfair demands she can make. Together, they ?attack? your assets and your
>income. For the man who has not prepared, there is almost no defense. For
>you, there is Divorce PREP.

And, so on......I'm sharing this to keep us aware of what's out there - and
how others are marketing. This arrived in this guys inbox - a sign of the
times. It's a $179 program. By the way, this has no connection at all to
the Markman/Stanley PREP program - they have a lot of spin offs - Becoming
Parents PREP, Empty Nest PREP, Prison Prep, Connections PREP, Military Prep,
African American PREP, Christian PREP, Jewish PREP - but this is NOT one of
theirs. - diane
>

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