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Why is it that married men always have this exhausted look in their eyes

Why is it that married men always have this exhausted look in their eyes?

I have seen this happening to many of my friends. Before they were married, there was a twinkle in their eye and a joy on their countenance. After a year or two of marriage, their eyes become dull, faces pale and the joy-filled countenance is replaced by a constantly preoccupied look.

Maybe it's because men are by nature, meant to pour themselves out for their families? Could this be the reason why wives tend to outlive their husbands? Because there is transfer of life from man to wife? And could it be that not only is this the way things are meant to be, but it is also very good because it is what God wills? That men die for their wives as Christ died for the Church?

Ephesians 5:25-33: Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church.