Paul_O wrote:I would be surprised with it as well) the thing is that I am from Norway - and the profession of the sailor \ seaman it a traditional one here.
I always though that being a wife of a sailor really means to be his actual "wife" only when he is on the ground.. But as soon as he leaves to the sea - she has another man - at least until the next husbands return.. And the same thing with the husband. I cannot imagine a man not having sex for 9 month... Maybe I am mistaking, of course... But I think there is truth in this point of view.. I would not be able to be in such a couple, I mean - as one of the partners. How would I survive the understanding of the fact, that my husband is sailing with a bunch of tanned and muscled men for 9 month, in the middle of the ocean?:)