‘Happy wife, happy life’ – how dare you be sad and human, mom?

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‘Happy wife, happy life’ – how dare you be sad and human, mom?

A study claims that a mother’s happiness is crucial to keeping a family together

Celia Walden

“Happy wife, happy life.”

Most old wifely adages will earn men a slap these days but, in our current confused and contorted climate, the slap you’ll get for quoting this one is likely to sting more than most.

After all, no woman in history has ever relished the notion of being a nag, and feminists now consider “henpecking” to be a particularly derogative term...

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