Originally Posted by Drover
That was my first thought. Does she use emotion to get what she wants? My wife's reaction would have been to use anger, but that's her M.O.
Here's the thing. Even if this trip is innocent, your wife is emotionally fragile right now. Your relationship is on rocky ground. He's a single male. Etc, etc, etc.
No way I'm letting this happen.
I do see your point Drover. She occasionally will use her emotions as a tool but not often. In this case, she literally burst out crying so she'd be up for an academy award if it were faked.
As I said, I'm content for my relationship to go one way or the other but it needs to go SOMEWHERE other than its current state. This could be a shove in either direction and that's ok with me.
I'm curious if she's actually going to go or not. We were talking about it and I couldn't help but laugh at the thought of those two spoiled princesses getting up at dawn to do physical labor all day. I told her exactly that and I started to see apprehension in her face.
I've talked to a couple of my buddies this morning and they're psyched to hang out with me this weekend. She doesn't ever begrudge me hanging out with my friends, but I tend to spend weekends with her more often than not, most likely for the prospect of sex.
That being said, it will do me good to spend some time with the boys and I kinda hope she does in fact go.
This might sound awfully selfish but I don't relish the idea of spending the weekend with her while she's depressed over her mom. I know she will drink herself stupid and while that will guarantee me sex, it's not healthy for her and our relationship.