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Do all men do this??

(29 Posts)
welshharpy Wed 17-Jul-13 20:29:35

Hi all, this is a small niggle that hubbie does that drives me up the wall and I am beginning to wonder if it is just a typical bloke 'thing'?

An example was last weekend we went out to an event with some friends, I had a programme with the order of events and hubbie asked me which was on next. I looked in the programme and answered him, he immediately frowned then asked the person sat on his other side. She gave him the same answer, he says ok and that is that. I immediately said very loudly that I just told him the same thing and I wasnt lying, he comes up with some pathetic excuse and thinks no more of it.

I was absolutely effing seething! Problem is, he does this a lot. Doesn't like my answer so will ask anyone else aswell and choose to believe them even if its the same answer! I do not know if the thinks I'm bloody lying or I am wrong but tbh I am so upset because if feels as though he thinks my opinion isn't worth shit.

Is this normal for blokes to completely disregard their wives/partners opinion?? In most other ways I would have to say hubbie is great but this is one thing that really pisses me off and we end up arguing about it, his excuse is always along the lines of 'well I didn't realise that' or 'well I wasn't sure' etc etc.

Xales Wed 17-Jul-13 20:33:43

Don't answer him in future.

Tell him to go and ask X as he never believes your answer.

Bowlersarm Wed 17-Jul-13 20:35:10

No not normal.

Pull him up on it.

thenightsky Wed 17-Jul-13 20:36:36

Hmm. Not sure it's just a DH thing. I've noticed I often might as well be invisible when out with groups of men. One will ask a question, I answer, there is a moment's silence, then one of the other men will say exactly what I said and they all acknowledge his brilliant answer angry

welshharpy Wed 17-Jul-13 20:41:26

Thanks guys, yep I have told him to stop asking me this and that and he basically says I am over-reacting and doesnt mean anything by it. Will definately tackle him when it happens the next time (won't be too long!). I just don't understand, I am beginning to doubt my own opinions lately and that just shouldnt be the case. Thanks again for your answers x

welshharpy Wed 17-Jul-13 20:43:00

thenightsky, you did make me laugh, that is exactly what it's like!!! God men can be such pricks and love proving it x

Sondosia Wed 17-Jul-13 20:43:33

Not all men do this, but one of my male colleagues does - it drives me mad. He's also the only colleague I've encountered during my career who's made sexist comments towards me. I can't speak for your husband obviously, but in the case of my colleague I think there is a link between that and his perception of women in general.

Lweji Wed 17-Jul-13 21:13:22

I'd be mightily pissed off.
ExH had a bit of a habit of doing this.

Are you sure this is the only issue with him?

And maybe you should start giving him the wrong answers, as he doesn't believe you anyway.

Vivacia Wed 17-Jul-13 21:26:28

I was going to say just what Sondosia wrote. No way does my partner do this (or me to him) but I have a colleague who does it.

Vivacia Wed 17-Jul-13 21:26:38

I just don't bother reply now.

thatstripedthing Wed 17-Jul-13 21:34:36

Oh yes. But h is exh now. I never thought I had the right to get pissed off about it but once couldn't hold it in. Best thing I ever did. Changed the relationship dynamic completely

scallopsrgreat Wed 17-Jul-13 21:40:19

My Dad used to do this to my Mum. It drove her mad. They are divorced. There is a link.

JessicaBeatriceFletcher Thu 18-Jul-13 08:37:23

Actually I know a couple of WOMEN who do this, but no men who do.

So the answer to your question, OP, is a big fat NO.

mummytime Thu 18-Jul-13 08:46:47

Is he a bit deaf? Taking him for a hearing test just to check.

Does he have "issues"? The only person I knew like that was an Indian student, who used to ask someone how to do something, say "Okay I get it" and then go and ask someone else. After asking 5 people he understood enough to get on with it. He had problems with admitting he didn't get something first time - I think it was cultural or something to do with his background.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Thu 18-Jul-13 08:48:37

I did this at first. DW cured me of it PDQ.

Really loudly and in public.

rumbelina Thu 18-Jul-13 09:15:03

My DS aged 2.5 does this. DH doesn't but I probably do sometimes :-(

rumbelina Thu 18-Jul-13 09:15:48

To DH I mean. I don't ask other people but I will often check myself. Control freak tendencies y'see

WithASpider Thu 18-Jul-13 09:17:43

DH used to check the internet every time i told him something. He doesn't any more and we get on much better as a result.

Imnotscareditsonlytheinternet Thu 18-Jul-13 09:23:21

Mummytime what has 'not getting it the first time' got to do with culture or background?

Walkacrossthesand Thu 18-Jul-13 09:31:30

imnotscared the cultural bit is not wanting to admit you don't get it /don't know - I've observed it too. Makes it difficult when you (eg) ask directions in some countries, the person doesnt want to say they don't know do they'll give you completely random directions.
Back to the OP - how about when he asks something you fix him with a beady stare and say 'do you promise not to go off and ask someone else if I tell you?'. If he persists despite this, then you switch to refusing to tell him as its a waste of your time and breath, and cite those specific instances.

Imnotscareditsonlytheinternet Thu 18-Jul-13 09:43:19

Walka - thats not 'cultural' thats ignorance. Or lack of understanding of a language? not 'cultural'

And OP my ex used to do the same, one of the many reasons he is my ex.

coffeeinbed Thu 18-Jul-13 09:54:50

My DH does it.
Makes me murderous and inclined to convert him to exDH.

tigerlilygrr Thu 18-Jul-13 10:01:16

walkacrossthesand I know exactly what you mean. I face lived in Asia and worked in the Middle East and there is a culture there of face saving and not admitting / drawing attention to lack of knowledge. In japanese schools it's a common problem- children won't tell the teacher they don't understand.

Walkacrossthesand Thu 18-Jul-13 10:04:00

Thanks tigerlily - that's exactly what I meant. It's not ignorance, or language, it's - well - cultural!!

Secretservice Thu 18-Jul-13 10:24:08

My STBXH used to do this all the time, but with bigger stuff. 'I think we should should remortgage,' says he. 'I think not because of ABC,' says I. 'You're wrong,' says he. I shrug, as I know he cant do anything without my say so. He sulks, we row. Two days later 'changed my mind about the mortgage because random bloke on pub pointed out ABC'.
Funny that grin

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