Husbands told to sleep on the couch
I first came across this concept on TV and now on TAM. When there is a disagreement between couples it is not out of the norm for the woman to ask the man to leave the bedroom and go sleep on the couch.
Where did this originate? Is this strictly a western practice?
What makes it ok for a woman to ask her husband to do this? Women who have done this, what happens if your husband refuses? How does he know when it's ok to return to his bed?
Men who have been sent to the couch, how did you feel when asked to do this? What did you do to get this punishment? Any men out there who have been sent to the couch and refused?
In what circumstances would it be ok for a husband to direct his wife to the couch instead of their marital bed?