[twitter]Women apologize more than men. Studies have proved it. Commercial campaigns have been built around it. “Women apologize all the time,” we’re told. If anything, women need to stop saying “I’m sorry” so often.
Except they don’t.
To maintain power in a parenting relationship, women will not back down in times of conflict. Men are often forced to pick and choose their battles and live by the saying, “Happy wife, happy life.” Women flex their influence in the relationship as a negotiating tactic that forces their husbands to back down and apologize, which keeps wives on the higher ground.
Cartoon via Doghouse Diaries