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Project Gutenberg's The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4), by W. Grant Hague This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies Author: W. Grant Hague Release Date: April 11, 2008 [EBook #25044] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE EUGENIC MARRIAGE, VOL. 3 *** Produced by K.D. Thornton, Jason Isbell, Josephine Paolucci and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net. [Illustration: "Mother and Child," by Lorado Taft So strong is becoming the ambitions of the mothers of to-day to give the world children that will be an honor to-morrow, that this piece of marble statuary was erected by the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago to express the ideal of the most wonderful thing that can come to any woman--motherhood.] The Eugenic Marriage A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies By W. GRANT HAGUE, M.D. _College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia University), New York; Member of County Medical Society, and of the American Medical Association_ In Four Volumes VOLUME III New York THE REVIEW OF REVIEWS COMPANY 1916 Copyright, 1913, by W. GRANT HAGUE Copyright, 1914, by W. GRANT HAGUE TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER XXIV THE FORMATIVE PERIOD The best age at which to marry--Incompatibility of temperament--A happy marriage need not be a successful one--The evils of early marriage--The wedding night, its medical aspect--The honeymoon--When marital relations are painful--Times when marital relations should be suspended--The first weeks and months of wifehood--The formative period--A true marriage--A wife's true position in the household--Only 5% of happy marriages--Period of adaptation--Differences of opinion--Differences of principle--The attainment of success--Arguing trifles--You must know what you want--The right kind of wife--Contributing to her husband's efficiency--What are the requisites of efficiency--Good health--Thoroughly cooked meals--Rest at night--Having a system--Enough exercise--Freedom
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