We enjoyed this little riff by Shane Watson on men’s idea of supporting their wives’ careers:
…men are hazy about the notion of “support”. They think support is listening to you rage about the fact that women do abso-bloody-lutely-everything, while wearing their sorrowful Jesuit priest expression and being careful not to glance at the TV.
These days when, tsk tsk, so many people live together before getting married, is there really anything you don’t know about your partner before getting married?
Gert is constantly surprised by the number of faults her resident male has, when she herself has none, but these are not really the sort of thing that could be discovered by cunning questioning before marriage. It has taken many years of coming up against inexplicable failures to see things as Gert does, i.e, the right way. And what’s even worse, of failing to correct this dreadful flaw when it’s pointed out. And of failing to see that it is a flaw at all.
Do other people have this problem? Is there a solution?