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THE SILENCE OF MARYS HUSBAND AND HOW IT WILL INEVITABILITY EFFECT THEIR MARRIAGE The Unwanted Child by Mary Clearman Blew is a look into the life of this author when she was 18-year-old and facing several unexpected important decisions These decisions were regarding the path she would choose that would ultimately map out what the rest of her life would be like Mary marries at a young age with the notion that marriage will bring her all the excitement and grown up experiences that she longs for However her plans for her life come to a harsh holt when she learns that she is pregnant Everyone from her grandmother to her in-laws seems to have different opinions about what she should do and the new plans that she should now make One important family member whos voice does not really surface is her husbands Throughout the whole ordeal he remains relatively silent This is rather troubling considering that he is her husband and they did just recently marry There are many examples of the hard decisions Mary has to make on her own because she and her husband do not talk about the situation They do not discuss and come to a mutual decision about what is best for both of them She has to wonder if she will turn out bitter like her mother because her dreams have been taken away This leads her to believe that she may become a helpless housewife that is stuck in the same boring life every day if she gives in to her in-laws demands The ultimate deterioration of their marriage will be caused by their failure to have effectively communicated Mary is an equal decision-maker in the family However there is no mention of she and her husband mutually agreeing on what they want to do about having a baby and both finishing school The two of them do not decide together and only together how
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