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Is Your Husband an Extra Child?

I love kids, but I wouldn't want to be married to one. However, some wives don't mind going beyond their marital duties to take on a motherly role with their husbands.

According to a recent CNN article, believing that the ultimate woman is a nurturer, there are women who even cut up their partner's meat.

To see what else they do,


And, it doesn't take a walk down the aisle for ladies to go to these domestic extremes, an engaged 26-year-old publicist stops at nothing to care for her man — even washing her fiance's back while he showers.

The piece said:

She picks out his clothes before they go out, styles his hair, makes his lunches (complete with "I love you" notes inside) and takes it upon herself to apply the toothpaste before handing him his toothbrush each night.

Children are a big enough responsibility, who has time to raise a husband?

What's your take on this issue?


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blackbird3 blackbird3 9 years
um, you think that woman has serious abandonment issues? yikes! I, myself, prefer a fully grown and mature man. We can help each other out. Jeez, even my 4 year old can put his own tooth paste on the toothbrush. That is just sad.
haydee haydee 9 years
seriously. My grandmother is like this, to this day he continues to iron my grandfather's undergarments. It's one thing to see it from couples in their generation, but to hear about this happening now to some couples my age is surprising
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
:ROTFL: cut his meat and pick out his clothes! uh, maybe if he had been in a horrific accident and was brain damaged and physically disabled. wow, weird. different strokes i guess.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
That would skeeve me OUT if my husband wanted me to treat him like a child. :o And totally turn me off.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
We're give and take as well, but he's more self-sufficient than I am in a pinch. There's not a chance in hell he'd let me cut his meat.
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
My husband and I are very give and take. If I don't feel like doing the dishes, he does them. If he doesn't feel like picking up the poop in the backyard, I'll go and do it. We help each other with everything. He says he has four kids and I say I have four kids. :P
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
No, I guess I'm lucky! My husband is very self-sufficient, more than me probably. He can cook his own meals, has a good sense of style, is neater than I am, and has even been known to style MY hair (he can blow it out straight for me because I'm hair incompetent). Hee. And he jokes that I need to go to "knife and cutting" school because I'm not very good at cutting up food. Oops.
sweetnshy5282 sweetnshy5282 9 years
I, too, joke about being the mother of 3. but it has yet to go THIS far!
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
HAHAHA! I am SO going to take his plate away tonight and try to cut up his food. I can't wait!!
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Wow, I feel a little better now. I alwasy say I have three kids too because of him! But he would look at me like I was insane if I cut his meat up! I do get up about an hour earlier than I have to in the morning to make his lunch though.
mini_pixie mini_pixie 9 years
I agree with all of you, while my hubby isn't the most put together of guys and relys on me for a lot of things (color coordination, cooking) I would NEVER go that far. Any guy who isn't capable of (or unwilling to) cutting his own food is never going to be a good partner in life. And how will he teach his children to grow up if he never had to? Disgusting.
wingedkiare wingedkiare 9 years
I joke that I have three boys (including my husband). And while I find that I'm keeping track of his keys, wallet, shoes, and various bits of clothes... I would never go so far as any of that.
gossipqueen7 gossipqueen7 9 years
im going to have to agree with ashfilm17 ...its a give-take relationship ...i admit ive washed my husbands back in the shower, but he has gone as far as plucking my eyebrows for me gotta admit - thats love lol
Ashfilm17 Ashfilm17 9 years
I enjoy doing things for my husband, as he also does things for me. But I'm not about to start cutting his meat for him! That borders on laziness and the start of a weird relationship!
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
sometimes he can be...definitely. But most of the time he is fine. I do have to nag him a bit sometimes when he gets lazy!
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I barely have the energy to put my own toothpaste on my toothbrush! I don't mind helping my husband with some things, but doing all of the things listed is a little much. If my husband had some sort of accident where he had a disability stopping him from doing these tasks - I would obviously step up to the plate. However - if it is sheer laziness - I am not on board!
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