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I understand if this comes off as sexist but I was curious to get your feedback on this particular topic.

Do you believe that a bad/nasty temper can cause a man to view his wife as lacking in femininity therefore losing that "chemistry" or attraction?

The reason I post this is I just realized that even though I still find my wife physically pleasing and attractive, when she opens her mouth I start to picture an angry bitter Rachael Maddow or Rosie O'donnell. Now that i'm older its not all about boobs and butt anymore (although nice) but the whole package. You could say I grew up and no longer so shallow. Thoughts? Discuss.
 

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I understand if this comes off as sexist but I was curious to get your feedback on this particular topic.

Do you believe that a bad/nasty temper can cause a man to view his wife as lacking in femininity therefore losing that "chemistry" or attraction?

The reason I post this is I just realized that even though I still find my wife physically pleasing and attractive, when she opens her mouth I start to picture an angry bitter Rachael Maddow or Rosie O'donnell. Now that i'm older its not all about boobs and butt anymore (although nice) but the whole package. You could say I grew up and no longer so shallow. Thoughts? Discuss.
Rachel maddow, Rosie? ickth!!!!! I hope she dont look like them!
Personally I like when women get *****y and angry it usually meas they need some richard. ;)

I would be happy with any kind of attention from my wife but all she talks about is her job:sleeping:
 

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I understand if this comes off as sexist but I was curious to get your feedback on this particular topic.

Do you believe that a bad/nasty temper can cause a man to view his wife as lacking in femininity therefore losing that "chemistry" or attraction?

The reason I post this is I just realized that even though I still find my wife physically pleasing and attractive, when she opens her mouth I start to picture an angry bitter Rachael Maddow or Rosie O'donnell. Now that i'm older its not all about boobs and butt anymore (although nice) but the whole package. You could say I grew up and no longer so shallow. Thoughts? Discuss.
Could you give some examples of her nasty bad temper? That could mean different things to different people. Is she swearing at you? Throwing things? Screaming and yelling? Is she getting angry over things that aren't worth the effort of getting angry over? Or does she have reason to be angry? On the other hand some people will accuse their spouse of being angry and hard to get along with just because the spouse doesn't take their crap and stands up for their self.
 

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Rachel maddow, Rosie? ickth!!!!! I hope she dont look like them!
Personally I like when women get *****y and angry it usually meas they need some richard. ;)

I would be happy with any kind of attention from my wife but all she talks about is her job:sleeping:
Wow. One person to add to the list of people I don't envy.

To answer the op's question:

IMO, yes, the whole package is important to maintain attraction.
In my experience, both women and men who habitually lose their temper become less attractive.
When someone is a loose cannon who frequently needs to be "handled" till the waves pass, it becomes a tedious turn-off...not to mention fosters resentment.
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Personally I like when women get *****y and angry it usually meas they need some richard. ;)
Ha Ha I have to personally laugh at this because I was bit**y for many years over stupid little things (basically nothing really). Looking back, I really feel this was MY problem all along, I just didn't have any clue.

And because I was like this more than I should have been, it kinda killed the husband's mood when he came home from work on too many occasions. I was messing it all up, he really wasn't doing anything wrong, it was all ME.

I think where he failed is he should have wrestled me down to the ground & spanked me, cause I had no reason to be so out of sorts over virtually nothing, our life was good.

Why do you feel your wife is so angry? What have you done to alleviate some of her frustrations?

Are you missing her love languages ? Does she want more Time with you, more verbal affirmation (I know hard if she is bit**ing all the time), Physical touch, Acts of Service, Gifts, financial issues, children issues ?
 

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Not unfeminine. Just unattractive. Like those girls you remember from high school who were really popular and really pretty, but in actuality not even their friends liked them very much. I've been around some women I was very attracted to physically but soon disliked because they were so unpleasant to be around.

But it's not a female thing. It goes both ways.
 

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Do you believe that a bad/nasty temper can cause a man to view his wife as lacking in femininity therefore losing that "chemistry" or attraction?
when i was trying to overcome my temper i picked up a workbook directed towards women. One of the first things the book said was that there is a strong stereotype that a women shouldnt get angry because its unfeminine. That thought had never crossed my mind, but then i grew up playing sports so following the feminine stereotype was never on my agenda. I have always thought I should act how I felt and if i was pissed at my H then he was going to know it.

Maybe anger is unfeminine, maybe its not, but anger in anyone is ugly and unattractive. Its unhealthy, its a sign of pain, and it shows poor coping mechanisms. Male or female anger is destructive to themselves, those around them, and any relationships they have.
 

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I think where he failed is he should have wrestled me down to the ground & spanked me, cause I had no reason to be so out of sorts over virtually nothing, our life was good.
Now IMO we can agree that this would fix a lot of problems in some marriages. :smthumbup: If i was being a pain in the butt for no reason, I hope my fiance wouldn't let me walk all over him, and the above suggestion sounds even better to me.
 

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You said your wife does not seem as feminine when she opens her mouth yet you compare her to two women that are gay and say they are loud mouths. That is sexist!
 

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Cussing like a sailor and giving folks the finger probably isn't the most ladylike thing a woman could do, but I doubt it would kill most male libidos. Disrespecting her man sure would. If she's targeting her husband with her hostility, that's disrespectful and love doesn't exist without respect. (Ok, maybe there are a few folks into S&M, but the rest of us don't get horny over being yelled at and called names).
 

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Have you discussed this with her? Is her negativity a growing thing, a newer thing? Or has she always been somewhat aggressive? I can speak as a woman who's very opinionated myself, I'm still not mean (or if it comes to a topic I'm passionate about like politics I leave the arguments to the internet ;), so that's unnecessary to having a viewpoint on something. Maybe she feels repressed or dissatisfied. I'm wondering if you've had a discussion with her about it and what her response was if so.
 

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I think my H used to provoke me.
What would happen is he would do or say something crazy making. I would respond by talking calmly to him about my feelings.
He would do something to up the ante, such as saying I could take it or leave it, I was insecure, he was going to go sleep at work or move back into his friends' house...etc. He would accuse me of not loving him, etc. Having a boyfriend. Anything to provoke me. Then when I became angry and upset he would use it as justification to have the affair with his married ex-girlfriend. He would tell her about how 'difficult' I was and to earn her sympathy. Really sick. I don't feed into this any more. Instead, I go to places where I know that people act normally towards me. I can recognize this behavior in him and I know it is pathological.

Don't throw stones at a b*tchy woman's behavior without examining your own first.

Obviously, I allowed myself to be provoked.
But when I went for exam at the hospital following my anaphylaxis, the psychiatrist did not seem particularly alarmed by my description of having thrown glasses in an empty room to smash them when I felt angry after being 'disenfranchised' by my husband. To be clear, once before I realized what was going on, and was provoked by him in one of these sitautions (he wanted to go on a climbing day with a woman he used to be intimately involved with - had two relationships with her actually not just one so there was this on again off again thing with her in terms of history, and chance of it being on-again, we were living together but not married or even engaged at the time, but clearly in a committed relationship - he started in with other stuff and I even asked him to take me to a pscyh hospital because I was so unseated, and he refused and said he would not let me go either. I was told later this was medical neglect.

Whatever, when I did not behave in a way that he could use to justify his cheating on me, he felt the need to create the situation.

The more I think about this, the more troubling it is to me. He has been away for a year. I am not really sure someone with such deep-seated issues can change.

Normally I am a very quiet person. I give others the benefit of the doubt. I don't expect perfection. It is when I have felt particularly trapped and stuck and with someone who creates a dichotomous situation where there is a huge schism between what I am told is reality and what is true, and I am backed into a corner, then I get upset. It takes quite a lot for me to lash out at someone personally. It wasn't until my husband violated my physical boundaries and put me at risk of being pregnant without my consent that I became absolutely enraged.

I really think I should leave this relationship.
Am I stupid to stay with someone who pushes my buttons so badly so that he can continue to ignore his own issues and justify when he strays?
 

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For some time my OH has been saying my temper is as bad as or worse than his - something it's taken me a while to even concede might be possible. Then one day I was trying to explain how skewed his perceptions sometimes are and he admitted never previously understanding that what he saw as temper from me was simply me venting frustration at situations I seemed unable to alter/control/deal with. Maybe that says something about me and control, but it also means I'm maybe not throwing hissy fits as much as venting when I become totally frustrated and despondent.
 

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The William Shakespeare "Taming of the Shrew" has been repeated a lot in literature.
 

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But when I went for exam at the hospital following my anaphylaxis, the psychiatrist did not seem particularly alarmed by my description of having thrown glasses in an empty room to smash them when I felt angry after being 'disenfranchised' by my husband.
Okay Nellie Olson.

The reason your psychiatrist didn't say anything is becuase they have seen and heard it all and sometimes as a doc, you just don't say anything to a certain patient where you know it's not going to get through.

Throwing glasses around the room is not stable behavior.

I'm sure Nellie Olson felt "disenfranchised" when Harriet and Nells didn't buy her a new pony. That doesn't mean you kick and scream and throw things in life.

Later on down the The Little House series though, Nellie did meet a good man who "Tamed" the shrew.

A lot of women are shrews waiting to be tamed. IT's just that we, as men, are hamstrung by the law preventing us from spanking you and locking in your room.

My attorney has advised me this constitutes assault.

Years past, this was normal husband-wife relations.
 

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Okay Nellie Olson.

The reason your psychiatrist didn't say anything is becuase they have seen and heard it all and sometimes as a doc, you just don't say anything to a certain patient where you know it's not going to get through.

Throwing glasses around the room is not stable behavior.

I'm sure Nellie Olson felt "disenfranchised" when Harriet and Nells didn't buy her a new pony. That doesn't mean you kick and scream and throw things in life.

Later on down the The Little House series though, Nellie did meet a good man who "Tamed" the shrew.

A lot of women are shrews waiting to be tamed. IT's just that we, as men, are hamstrung by the law preventing us from spanking you and locking in your room.

My attorney has advised me this constitutes assault.

Years past, this was normal husband-wife relations.
Oh, my - I haven't thought of Nellie Olson for years! I used to love to hate her guts, especially since I had my own Nellie Olson in real life!

As far as the spanking and locking in a room - I think a smart, mature man would actually be able to find a way to control a shrew by methods other than physical assault. It might not be as fun for him, but there are ways. ;)
 

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It's my opinion that "shrewness" is essentially a byproduct of women being spoiled.

How many fathers spoil their little girls? I'm going to guess 60-80%.

How many women here would admit they were spoiled? I'm going to guess 10-20%. Actually, I think that's generous.

In fact, I am going to guess a lot of women would post how they aren't spoiled and never were and yet, if their husbands were sitting beside them on the computer, they would be saying, "Yes dear. . .and you should wear leather too."

Women have a very hard time admitting that our culture tends to spoil them. I recall of an episode of Friends when Ross siad that Rachel was a little bit spoiled and it wasn't meant for her ears. She couldn't handle it (the truth) and broke up with him.

Not exactly literature. . .but they were a group of clever writers to feel like such a small admission could definitely cause a break-up.
 

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Yeah, a lot of women who grew up on Little House loved to hate the villian of Nellie Olson.

That was Michael Landon's genius.

I kind of "collect" villians.

Good villian.
 
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