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henpecked

Of a man, thoroughly and continually dominated, intimidated, bullied, or browbeaten by a woman, especially his wife or girlfriend. John used to be the most adventurous, spontaneous guy I knew, but since he got married, he's become totally henpecked. I hope I never become some henpecked husband like my father was.
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a good husband makes a good wife

If a husband treats his wife well, she will treat him well in return. I do the dishes because it gives Shannon much needed time to relax, and a good husband makes a good wife.
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A good husband makes a good wife.

 and A good Jack makes a good Jill.
Prov. If a husband or man wants his wife or girlfriend to be respectful and loving to him, he should be respectful and loving to her. Don't blame your wife for being short-tempered with you; you've been so unpleasant to her lately. A good husband makes a good wife.
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References in classic literature ?
Since their marriage Natasha and her husband had lived in Moscow, in Petersburg, on their estate near Moscow, or with her mother, that is to say, in Nicholas' house.
Only she lets her love of her husband and children overflow all bounds," said the countess, "so that it even becomes absurd.
Wait a few minutes," she whispered, with a glance at her husband.
The husband closed the consultation by lifting the wife's hand to his lips.
My husband never stirred in the matter of starting in business for himself.
At my request he spoke to my husband about the necessity of exerting himself.
but as they are not born here, my husband and the other overseer says we shall not be obliged to keep them.
he asked, bowing to her and her husband together, and leaving it up to Alexey Alexandrovitch to accept the bow on his own account, and to recognize it or not, as he might see fit.
Then she went on to tell me how she very luckily fell into a good family, where, behaving herself well, and her mistress dying, her master married her, by whom she had my husband and his sister, and that by her diligence and good management after her husband's death, she had improved the plantations to such a degree as they then were, so that most of the estate was of her getting, not her husband's, for she had been a widow upwards of sixteen years.
For several years my husband received letters of expostulation or commendation from members of the Campbell and Stewart clans.
If you will give me time, I see no reason to despair of finding your husband yet.
She had no presentiment that the power which her husband wished to establish over her future action had relation to anything else than his work.
But there was some foolishness here; she was come without the knowledge of her husband, as her furtive manner indicated, to a meeting she dreaded and was ashamed to tell him of; she was come into danger; then it must be to save, not herself but him; the folly to be concealed could never have been Mary's.
She could discover in him none of those brilliant and promising traits which Gaston, her husband, had often assured her that he possessed.
As her husband was a man of means, and had doubtless returned by this time, could she not send them the money?