DEAR DEIDRE: No wonder I feel like a doormat as my wife walks all over me.
I am 35 years old and a quiet man. My wife 33. We have been married for three years.
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She’s lovely but she rules. I always end up with whatever she wants to have a quiet life.
I feel weak and disrespected because I always give in.
But if I don’t, she gets angry, gets angry, and threatens to get her own way.
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I know this is learned behavior because her mother is the same way as her father.
I’ve suffered enough but I don’t know how to stand up for myself.
DEIDRE SAYS: No one likes to be taken advantage of and you should never be afraid to steer the boat or stand up for yourself when something goes wrong.
If we have no boundaries and always aim to please, we will be open to being crossed.
My Stand Up Self Support Pack will help you be more assertive and let your wife know how you feel.
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