John C Daley wrote:As for people pleasers, they create their own issues regularly.
Tereza Okava wrote:I much prefer Carla's version!!
To me the "happy wife" thing always seems to imply some choosing of sides or tit-for-tat permissions or privileges, which always leaves me scratching my head.
You figure, no matter who you or your partner are, you hopefully are there by choice. Why not choose to enjoy it.... together?
That said, when the kids were younger and things were harder our lives were indeed full of transactions, privileges, and there was a bit of tit-for-tat; the people I hear use this phrase do seem a bit younger, maybe that's where they're at.
Now that we are hitting our stride and have more time together (empty nest) we're enjoying each other's company more.
Happy pair, happy lair?
(if you can come up with a rhyme for couple, have at it....)