Whereas women tend to have girlfriends in whom they confide and are usually closer with their parents, traditionally, men focus on work, but disregard their emotional needs and rely exclusively on their wife for support.
Yet, both men and women often neglect developing individual interests.
And since I had saved myself for him, that’s all I’ve had in my life. He’s the head maintenance man and the local college and since it’s an old place it needs him too.
Yet, couples with more means may cling to a comfortable lifestyle, while their marriage dissembles into a business arrangement.
Homemakers fear being self-supporting or single moms, and breadwinners dread paying support and seeing their assets divided.
Often spouses fear feeling shamed of leaving a “failed” marriage.
Often in longer relationships, spouses don’t develop individual activities or support networks other than their mate.
In the past, an extended family used to serve that function.
I know he was nervous about not being there, but like I said we both needed it.