Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Is that being a wussie or not giving a shit? When I have a real preference I express it. But there are lots of household decor and similar things that matter greatly to my wife but not at all to me. Sometimes she's looking for feedback and gets quite annoyed that I don't have a preference or opinion. Am I more of a wussie for saying I don't care what color tile we use for the kitchen counter, or would I be more of a wussie for pretending to have an opinion about something I'm truly indifferent to just because I wanted her to think I was "interested"?
Depends on the person. Some men are too much of a wussie to stand up to their wife, who sees it her sworn duty to decorate the house.
Some men, such as my father, care less about the decorating because it doesn't interest him. Only when he sees something he disaproves of does he ever speak his mind.
Then there are the men such as myself who think that if you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house it had better look, function, and be organized how you want it. I have nothing against compromise but it will be a cold day in hell before I ever let my wife dictate my house decor.
I just don't understand how someone who pays the mortgage each month can not care about the place he is spending all this money on and at the end of the day having to come home to girly paradise.