I thought about this quote today... "Most men know what makes their wife happy and what makes their wife irritated.. But unfortunately they dont know what to do when.. " I have observed this with my DH and also FIL.. whenever they want to irritate or provoke their wife, they complain something about their parents.. Unfortunately, my DH also falls into this category, but in very mild way.. I think all married ladies, have so much love for their parents and could not stand even a single word against them. But whatever they do, how much ever they do for the girl, DH, MIL (most cases), and FIL will never be satisfied and also complain or pinpoint this whenever they get a chance. This hold true even if they have their own daugther and they wear the same shoes for their daughter. Yday I wanted to drive him the point that I am very emotional if he talks anything bad about them and asked him never to repeat it. He said sorry (he is a rare species I know!:thumbsup) and after that we became normal. Today morning my FIL provoked my MIL, by saying something about her Dad during his marriage(30 years back incident). My always calm MIL, became enraged. I have seen some of my relatives also doing this. provoking wife by talking about their parents. Seriously, why do they irritate women so much!!!