Originally Posted by TBT
I don't get the dependency issues fully.As husband and wife shouldn't you be able to rely and depend on each other? Maybe I'm just missing something here.
Okay I'll give an example. I've been between jobs for 4 weeks, I started a new job yesterday. One day a couple weeks back, while I'd finished my interviewing and was aware I'd be getting a job offer, in the days waiting for the new job to start I used the time to get some work on the house done - in particular, a large project involving digging out, mixing and pouring concrete in our house's crawlspace.
I was mixing and pouring concrete on this day, and I had rented a mixer so I wanted to get everything done by a certain time, I would need to return the mixer first thing in the morning to avoid additional rental charges. I needed to finish before a father-daughter event at school that evening. I was a little behind.
My wife wanted to order pizza. She got mad at me that I hadn't stopped working to order the pizza.
Without me around, she wouldn't have depended on me to do something she could have done herself.
It's probably not something that makes a lot of sense, you might have to just take my word for it. She's younger by 7 years than me and she's a youngest of 3 daughters, and she's never lived on her own - plus she's probably been babied a lot by her mom (and I'm probably guilty as well since we've been together). It's a little understandable, at 13 she was in a major car accident in which, besides her own injuries, her best friend was killed.