The Mrs. Potato Head Problem
I find some men want a Mrs Potato Head wife – one where they can pick and choose from all options and build their own wife just the way they want her.
I’m not talking about the body here, although I see that too on occasion. It’s more about wanting a mix of personality and thinking that can’t all exist in a real woman. He looks at all the women he’s known, and some he doesn’t really know, and wants bits from each of dozens of women.
The reality is we’re all a package deal, and every package contains good and bad and things a man will like and others he won’t. This is how people are, and the desire for a Mrs Potatohead wife makes life difficult for the man and the woman he marries.
If your hubby is doing this to you don’t let it make you feel bad about yourself. The woman he wants doesn’t exist, and if he found one with some of what he wants you to “add” she would be missing some of the things you have that he likes.
And of course, this isn’t a male only problem. Plenty of women want a Mr Potatohead husband!
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I got a great package deal in Lori!