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She’s the boss; I know that; I’ve always known it. My problem is that I don’t respond well to bossing; I won’t be bossed! We’ve been at an imbosse for most of our marriage.

I should have known at the start. She was actually proud of having been known as ‘Bossy Boots’ as a child.

But I found the solution for me...

1. Appear to be listening and taking it in as the bossing is delivered.

2. Do what I’d planned, irrespective of bossing.

3. Where there’s a discrepancy, be prepared for a bollocking.

4. Apologise.

5. Start again.

Cushty!

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    shaun about 2 months ago

    Quality instructions to live by.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Thanks Shaun. It somehow seems to work.🙂

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    shaun about 2 months ago

    My lady and I are 37 years in, and I must admit to total agreement with you😉

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Thanks Shaun. I can add a few years to that, but it’s all good for me.

    (Btw. Pleased to see that you’re a Norfolk boi too, either by birth or adoption.)

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    shaun about 2 months ago

    Born in Norfolk but travelled extensively before returning. It truly can be a beautiful county when one just takes the time to look.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    It really is a beautiful county. I grew up in the ‘Fine City’ and met my wife there... so I’m a Norvicensian. I fled to London for a career in advertising. But where I live now in the Home Counties it’s surprisingly beautiful too.

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    Good rules there Neville :)

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Thanks Drew; works for me! 🧛🏻‍♂️

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    Christopher about 1 month ago

    Nice one. I've found that feigning confusion helps too. Works your whole life with moms, sisters, wives, girlfriends.

    "I thought you said you wanted me to do it this way."

    "No, that's what YOU said!"

    "Oh, sorry. I got confused."

    It works until one of them gets fed up enough to have your comprehension skills tested by a doctor!

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    Neville Hunt about 1 month ago

    Haha! My mum and dad often said to me “You say sorry so often you can’t mean it every time!” “Sorry,” I would reply, “but I always mean it, I’m your bad kid!” (That always got a hug!)

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    Christopher about 1 month ago

    My ex-girlfriend used to snap at me for saying "I'm sorry" too much. And, as you can guess, my response was "I'm sorry."

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