This is old and not particularly profound, but it still made me laugh. It’s about the idea that young Jewish woman are sheltered little maidens who are taken under the wing of their husbands upon marriage. From the vantage point of a few years, I can say that yeshiva guys do exert quite a bit of influence on their marriages, even if they’re not (and often because they’re not) nearly as worldly as their wives. Unfamiliarity leading to fear, fear leading to the knee-jerk reaction of categorical rejection.
I also saw a link to this post in another blog about how a newly married person was suddenly treated differently when she appeared in society wearing a several thousand dollar hairpiece. I wonder if that’s true. I don’t think I get treated with less respect because I’m single. But then again, sometimes you can’t notice something until you’re on the other side.
Are there any other newly married readers who can verify or deny this?