July 11, 2007

What Would We Do Without Studies?

A study, which was just released, finds that wives have more power than their husbands in making decisions and dominating discussions.

No shite, Sherlock.

Wives were more demanding—asking for changes in the relationship or in their partner—and were more likely to get their way than the husbands. This held regardless of who had chosen the issue.

The women were not just talking more than their husbands.

"It wasn't just that the women were bringing up issues that weren't being responded to, but that the men were actually going along with what they said,” Vogel explained. “[Women] were communicating more powerful messages, and men were responding to those messages by agreeing or giving in.”

One reason for in-charge wives could be that they carry the weight of making sure the family farm is running smoothly.

"Women are responsible for overseeing the relationship, making sure the relationship runs, that everything gets done, and that everybody's happy," Murphy said.

Wife power could signal a harmonious couple. "There's been research that suggests that's a marker of a healthy marriage—that men accept influence from their wives," Murphy said.

All I know after fourteen years of marriage is that the most important expression in the husband's lexicon for keeping a peaceful and happy household is "Yes, dear". I'm pretty sure the Missus would agree.

Posted by Robert at July 11, 2007 02:10 PM | TrackBack

All bulls**t, at least where my marriage is concerned.

Posted by: GroovyVic at July 11, 2007 03:41 PM

Yeah, I had that problem. Finally divorced the lib-tard. The past ten years have been so peaceful, I can't imagine getting married again. I can't stand kids anyway: Undeveloped bundles of energetic illogic who cannot be reasoned with. I'm surprised the human race has gotten this far. Women and children are both more trouble than they are worth.

I love 'em though. LOL!

Posted by: Hucbald at July 12, 2007 05:10 PM