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Stay-at-home husband causing tensions

Carolyn Hax on

This remark to your daughter is your dead canary -- telling you the marital environment is too poisonous for you all to survive it. Take emergency measures, please, and soon.

Re: Adult Problems:

Be careful, too: You've demonstrated that if your partner isn't "partnering" as you need him/her to, then you shouldn't work through it with the other person directly -- you should grow resentful and snippy. Part of having a great partner is being a great partner.

-- Anonymous

That's fair, thanks. Or: If a partner is genuinely not being enough of one to make any kind of partnership possible, then the other needs to be a great advocate for what's right, in whatever form that must take.

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