Happy wife, happy life? This is probably one of the most annoying phrases tossed around in the English language. Let’s dissect it for a minute. As a husband, you don’t want arguments with your wife or else your life will be awful. Additionally, you keep her happy by perhaps just caving in and saying, “yes, honey” or by keeping your opinions under wraps. Oh that sounds like an amazing life! Not.
But let’s say it genuinely means to do good things and be a good husband (which isn’t about keeping your mouth shut) and your wife would be happy. But then if that’s the case doesn’t it mean you have a happy life first and what comes with it is a happy wife? So maybe we’ve gotten it all wrong this entire time. It should read, “happy life, happy wife!” [Read more...]