Husband Gripe… The Double Standard

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My wife and I set up a “talk time” because our schedules are so busy. That time is usually when I relax in a hot bath. We normally are discussing things that went on during the day and up coming events and especially whatever is on our minds at the time.

Recently I noticed my wife is trying to find more and more different ways to either tune out or leave the conversations. This is after the fact that for a while we didn’t talk during those times. She complained to me about not having our set aside time for us to talk. This makes no sense to me. She is doing anything and everything to get out of the conversations.

It makes a person wonder!! Why complain about not getting something only to try to avoid it once you get it?? She does this quite often. She’s complain about not having something and then when she gets it she doesn’t seem to care about it. I do declare she likes the challenge of obtaining what she wants more than she enjoys having what she claimed she wanted in the first place.

Does any other husbands have that issue with their wife?? Don’t get me wrong, for the most part I have a good wife. However, she does nag a lot!! She doesn’t nag about having me do stuff a lot, but she does definitely find other things to gripe about. (Like the kids did/didn’t do such and such, my mother did this/or tha




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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

2 comments on “Husband Gripe… The Double Standard”

  1. Women need to vent, they need to emotionally connect with those around them – especially their hubbies – and sometimes they do both at the same time . . . unfortunately men are wired differently and don’t respond to our venting in the same way another woman would (I know what you mean, me too!)


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