i know sometimes my hubby feels overworked and underappreciated, hell we all do sometimes, but he just acts sometimes like i OWE him a pat on the back. i do tell him hes doing a great job as a father, and helping us a lot with all the work he does, etc but he makes it seem like i should be waiting on him hand and foot almost and praising him bc he says "most guys his age arent trying to work and provide for their family", like he deserves an extra pat on the back for sticking around. i feel like we are both doing what we are supposed to do. and i dont get all the pats on the back that i would like, but i still continue to do what im supposed to do, and i dont try to rub in the fact that i could do it without him. so should i just suck it up and feed his ego even when he doesnt act worthy of the praise all the time?!
Asked by Anonymous at 3:47 PM on Jun. 26, 2010 in Relationships
Answer by pixie_trix at 9:45 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 3:49 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
I don't quite know how to answer this. I've never had a problem "feeding" my husband's ego. I've learned that most men like to feel like a hero to their family. They like to know that they are not replaceable in any way. So that's what I do. I thank him for everything he does for our family, I listen when he has crappy days at work, and I just flat out thank him for how hard he works. Because of him I get to stay home and be with my babies like I want so an extra pat on his back is worth it to me.
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