Husbands share their searingly honest experiences of marriage
When Maddogswif was first pregnant she demanded I attend her doctor visits, something about "it's what couples do," or " it was my responsibility to show I cared," or some such. So, I did. And once the doc showed up, I engaged her in witty banter, and then asked questions throughout the exam. Wife was angry, because I dominated the conversation, and "she didn't get a chance to ask questions she needed answers to!"
Next time, I said nothing. Wife was again angry, this time because I didn't say anything, and she forgot to ask the same questions she wanted answers to during the last exam. She banished me from further exams, telling me my attendance was a stupid idea and berating me for demanding I attend.
I looked hang dog, then went out with a buddy, and celebrated.
Marriage is about managing the other persons insecurities in a way that helps them overcome them, and allows one the liberty necessary to survive a close personal relationship.