Dear Crabby, Why can’t a retired guy stay retired?

Dear Crabby, I retired a year or so ago, but for some reason my wife insists that I go out and continue to work a menial job. Why shouldn't I be able to sit around at home and relax? I mean, I put my 30 years in already. She works a part-time job and feels that I need to be more productive, even though I have taken care of the house and the cars and all of our basic needs with my income over the years. Help me - I'm very frustrated! Sincerely Overworked in Orion, Dear Overworked in … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should My Wife Use My Car?

Dear Crabby, Every time I use my wife's car, it is not only out of gas, but also out of windshield washer fluid. Is it her responsibility to take care of this, or as the man of the house, am I supposed to do it for her? Sincerely, Guy Chivalry Dear Mr. Chivalry, You couldn't have hit the nerve more directly if you tried! I have steamed about that for years. Mrs. Crabby is quite a bit shorter than me and I can't tell you how many times I have jumped into my car after she has used it, … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do I always have to agree with my wife?

Dear Crabby, My wife and I do not always agree on everything and I feel guilty about that.  Do you think that men always need to agree with their wives, or is it alright to have differing opinions? Sincerely, Guy Youngman Dear Mr. Youngman, I could save us all a lot of time and grief by simply saying "YES!"  But, I will elaborate and use examples from my past as that appears to be what people enjoy from me. I can think of a few times that Mrs. Crabby and I did not see totally eye to … [Read more...]