I know we have differing opinions, but I appreciate how many of you ended your post w/ a positive comment to me about my relationship. I wish contentment & fulfillment for us ALL. For those who enjoy reading my threads/posts, that's terrific. Alice, you don't have to explain anything to me. If that's how your son is, that's fabulous! MissCeliaB, LOL! He probably would. You know the old cliche about nice guys finishing last (which I started a thread about that topic a while back)? I have no idea why people don't like the nice guys. I'll take them in a heartbeat. Don't get me wrong guys, I'm not saying no guy is nice unless he does A, B, & C. Major, if you & your wife are happy, great & I'm glad you like my posts. TamiJ, first of all, I'm sorry that happened to you in your past relationship. I never said I do NOTHING. Random people can ask my BF why I'm an excellent GF & he'd love to tell you all about it. And if you want to have dinner waiting for him at the table, etc. when he comes home from work, that's great. In my opinion, that's good to do M-F if the woman is a housewife & her husband is the one making the living, but I think if the woman has a FT job too, just because the husband may come home later, that doesn't always mean I'll have dinner waiting. He has 2 hands to cook his own dinner sometimes. If I have a FT job too, I know I work just as hard (or sometimes harder) than he does. I hope for your sake, you get to take it easy on Fridays & the weekends. MuggleBug, speaking of guys picking women like their mothers, I completely agree. I also agree that the way a woman will see how a guy will generally treat & moreless be w/ them later doen the road is to see how they treat their mother & sister(s). My BF treats his mom & sister very well. I mean him & his sis aren't that close, but when he does see her, he's respecatble, etc. (She's a lot younger than him too BTW). He always did things for his mom regarding housework, etc., especially now that his mom was diagnosed w/ MS several yrs ago. sue35, I have to agree w/ you on the flat-faced dogs. I LOVE them to. The Frenchies, Pugs, Boston Terriers :wub:! I love dogs that are unique-looking that not everyone has. I know, pugs are pretty common, but BTs in my area are extremely rare. Jem, thank you for saying that. You know, no matter how a thread may turn, you stay neutral w/ your comments & are very positive. You never condescend, criticize, bite anyone's head off, etc.