Oh no! Jesse James wasn’t haaapy! Being married caused him to lose his identity! Jesse James Blames Marriage to Sandra Bullock for Losing Himself
I became a big shot and married some Hollywood actress and didn’t talk to anybody anymore, so I feel bad…I feel obligated to reconnect with all these people and show ’em that I’m still the same fabricator motorcycle guy. I’m not what I became.
The sad thing is I think we can look for much more of this. The well worn theme of female martyrdom combined with the fantasy that men and women are identical will tempt more and more men to start talking like pathetic helpless women.
Less striking but along the same lines is Newt Gengrich’s more subtle appeal to the “I was focused on everyone but myself; I gave too much!” excuse for cheating on his second wife as described by USA Today:
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network this year, Gingrich said his marital infidelity was “partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.” He went on to say he “felt compelled to ask God’s forgiveness.”