Yes, hen-pecking doesn’t work and men are resentful but in today’s modern marriage, what is he to do? If he raises his voice, he might be charged with domestic abuse, he doesn’t want to get mad because he might lose control which society frowns on and finally, if the wife wants to fight back, she has the force of the state, the legal system, and the culture on her side. He has little recourse.And some wonder why men are less than entirely enthusiastic about entering a state of hen-pecked matrimony... although I suppose a hen-pecked husband could always slip his wife the relevant copy of Psychology Today. She might not trust the church or 6,000 years of recorded human history, but she can hardly deny science, right?
After all, studies show.
I have to admit, it is remarkable how often both men and women stick religiously to intra-relationship tactics that haven't ever worked before, presumably under the mistaken impression that just one more time is going to do the trick.