Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Marriage 601, Lecture 764: Respite for abused husbands who help around the house but do not get enough warm fuzzies
SH: I've been doing things!
[He has taken out the recycling, has vacuumed the kitchen - which is one of his chores, and has trimmed the cats' nails. I have done two loads of laundry, cleaned the bathroom, made macaroni and cheese and potato salad and onion-blue cheese tart, cleaned the cat box, gone to the farmers market, done this big financial report thingy for SH's project, and other stuff.]
SH: I need affirmation!
Me: Oh really?
SH: Instead of saying, "Thank you - that's enough for a while," you're saying I should do more. That's mean.