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DH's inability to cope with not being able to do things

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LindyHemming Fri 26-Jun-15 18:44:09

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WhySoAngry Fri 26-Jun-15 19:33:19

Men, eh?

LindyHemming Fri 26-Jun-15 19:35:57

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AnyoneForTennis Fri 26-Jun-15 22:27:02

There's pressure on men to be a natural at DIY.... Getting someone in is seen as a failure

TendonQueen Fri 26-Jun-15 22:28:22

Next time, just book someone to come in when he's not around and do it.

SweetAndFullOfGrace Fri 26-Jun-15 22:29:58

DH doesn't tend to bother with things that involve fine motor skills or precision because he knows he's rubbish at them. I don't think it's a male thing, persisting when you aren't able to succeed. I think it's a stubborn thing.

trackrBird Fri 26-Jun-15 23:38:57

No, it's not 'men' per se, of course. Just pig-headedness. You must feel a bit tense whenever there's a job to do though? Or do you just let him get on with it.

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