HI Melissa, I agree with you. While I am a lot older than you and cannot boast about being an author, on TV and a recording artist, I can say that I have been married for over 30 years and a Mother of one. I came from an Italian home where my father was very domineering. I promised myself that I would never marry a man like that nor would I be subservient to any man. However, I love to cook for my husband and I love to do what makes him happy BECAUSE he makes me happy, treats me like his queen and I know he is there for me always.
I worked all of my adult life including when I was raising my daughter, however, I loved coming home and preparing a meal for us. To me that is what it was all about. Til this day he will tell me don't worry about dinner but I like to cook and prepare food for me and him - It pleases me to see him enjoy what I prepare for dinner
You have the right idea as far as I am concerned. I won't get into too much detail, but I agree with you about how you treat Joe in the bedroom. It's a wife privilege to say no or yes and a good man will understand and respect this. And, sometimes I say yes when I really want to say no. But, that is for me to decide - no one else. I am a liberated women, however I like to keep to my traditions - my Italian traditions. Cooking and caring for my family and man.