My wife's PREFERENCE is to be somewhat clean shaven aside from the goatee, but her preference does not automatically become daily requirement on my part. My PREFERENCE is to have a wife with the figure of Kate Upton, but that does not create a requirement for my wife's workout habits.<quoted text>
Your wife is OK with you shaving twice a week. LW's wife is not OK with it. Big difference.
No, I don't like the way beards look. They cover up the face. I prefer to see faces and jawlines rather than beards. And I really don't like the way they feel. So I do feel for the LW's wife more than the LW. LW's wife is like me - she likes a clean-shaven man. It is a preference.
Really? Perhaps I am reading a different column than you.I get your point about control, but I think it's LW who is making it into a control issue.
She sounds wonderful. She simply has a preference. One that he must strictly adhere to or face severe consequences. Still, just a preference. No biggie.My wife has threatened to cancel card games with friends, cancel our weekend trip to her brother's birthday celebration, cancel our upcoming European river cruise
What a controlling a-hole!I have told her I will shave prior to any social engagement we both attend, as well as public events like civic club, etc.