Couples You Meet in Counseling: Mr. Perfect and His Crazy Wife“What is her problem all the damn time? Why can’t she just chill out? We don’t have problems, she has problems. I have to get back to work.”

The man who comes into counseling with this sort of mindset we will call Mr. Perfect. This high-achieving specimen of masculinity is usually in some field requiring an excess of education or on-the-job training. He is successful in his career and receives a lot of positive feedback.

Not just competent at work, he can also take the kids for an afternoon on his own because he is calm, cool and collected in all situations, even those involving toddlers and poop. His friends consider him a good guy. He is attractive and well-spoken. In an emergency, he is the person you want around. What a guy, right? (Don’t swoon just yet.)

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Couples You Meet in Counseling: Mr. Perfect and His Crazy Wife

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  1. And then, sometimes, the man actually is near perfect and the wife is a cold-hearted batcrap crazy narcissist that psychologically, mentally, physically, and financially abuses her husband, manipulating him to the point where he can’t even afford a divorce after all the debt she put on him. Now, of course, I wouldn’t be speaking from first-hand experience, right? I wish…

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