TL;DR: Man accepts role as 'astronaut's wife'.

Yes, these kinds of examples are low-hanging fruit but I believe a good old fashioned wince-inducing reminder of what you could have been had you'd gone down a different path never hurts.

I'm not gonna bullshit by going into deep analysis where there is no need for any - I'd say the lesson from this is to be a self-respecting man, especially in dealings with your plates, LTRs, and wives.

The (probably a huge scam but that's for another time) Mars One mission invites candidates to travel on a one-way mission to Mars. This apparently provoked accusations on a particular candidate for 'abandoning' her family.

There are inevitably the 'you go gurrl' set, as evidenced by the article, but the woman is also supposedly being shamed for spurning her duties as the mother in her family.

There are no links or citations of any of this criticism she has supposedly received - the feminist crowd is often all too enthusiastic to cry at criticism that isn't really there.

The media and blogosphere immediately jump to this strong independent woman's aid, and the husband weighs in with truly sacrificial beta provider style:

"This was bigger than me. It raises existential questions far weightier than how much I'd miss Sonia and whether I remembered who our plumber was or knew where she kept all the passwords."

Look, love is great n' all and I'm all for a woman chasing her hopes and dreams. But I recommend you read no further if you just had your lunch:

"Maybe she'll wash out on the technical training. Maybe she'll find the isolation of a simulated Martian environment unendurable. Maybe Mars One will find 24 other people better able to handle the public role of being an astronaut in the media age. Or maybe she'll grow gills and turn into a mermaid. Playing the odds has not worked so far, and it's looking worse. So it's time to accept my role. Her name is Sonia Van Martian, and I'm the astronaut wife. We're just an ordinary married couple in an extraordinary situation, and we're taking it one small step for man at a time."

Needless to say what the lesson is from this - if you do get married, be my guest, just be a self-respecting man.