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He Got It!

He said, “I thought coming home everyday, not drinking, not smoking, and providing for her and the family was being a very good husband. I see now that’s not it.” And he is right.

While his behavior is good, it is exactly this that is expected of him. This is so not because he is marrried, but because that is what decent people do. So the fact that he behaved this way is NOT to be applauded. There is nothing fantastic or extraordinary about what he did. He simply did what he is suppose to do from the beginning.

With that said, what is to be applauded is his realization that his good behavior has made him think he does not have to do anything else for his wife. He now knows marriage is more than coming home.

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Dr. Tseday is a clinical psychologist and one of the country's leading experts in marriage, relationships, and self development. She advocates a unique and at times controversial approach to the dynamics of marriage and personal development, the necessary element for a successful relationship. Read more »

One Comment

  1. shay
    Posted 12/20/10 at 7:04 PM | Permalink

    Those 3 paragraphs are music to my ears. Too many men think just their mere prescence fufills all their duties as husbands and fathers and that couldn’t be more wrong. Let a woman just try being there only and see what her husband has to say after a week of that behavior. I bet what he’ll have to say won’t be something nice. What does that tell you?

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