Never knowing if they'll pay the electric bill or take time off to be with you during surgery can cause chronic stress and undermine trust in your relationship
Even within the same couple, there may be vastly different sensibilities about what's funny and what hurts.
A reader recently told my online community about her husband, who always had to be right.
He had to win every argument, make his point the last, and "correct" everything she said.
Sometimes readers express their feelings in explosive or threatening ways, so their partner's discomfort is understandable.
When a couple settles into a general, reciprocal pattern, they feel like they share work equally