How to Handle a Disrespectful, Critical Wife

Who do you call when a woman has said or done something that totally pisses you off?

You know…those times when she makes a comment or a judgment about you that feels like a knife in the gut.

It’s that accusation or “joking” criticism, which has a poison tip.

And that poison causes your nostrils to flare with anger…ready to defend yourself or return hostile fire.

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What’s really going on here?

You don’t feel like you’re good enough.

And that’s just about the shittiest feeling any human can have.

When we feel inadequate, unworthy, unvalued or unappreciated it can trigger our boyhood insecurities so quickly we REACT like a “bouncing betty” land mine.

Once the explosion goes off…you’re done. There’s no recovery.

But, what if you had a way to avoid that reaction?

What if you delayed the explosion and took a deep breath to reset yourself?

What if you reset your THOUGHTS and immediately felt more confidence instead of defensiveness?

What if you had the perfect response to the criticism that would have otherwise destroyed you?

In this video, I coach my associate, Dan Dore, through a real-life situation he had recently with his wife.

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As you saw in the video, we had a great conversation about the trigger he felt being exposed as a “bad husband and handyman”. Worse yet, it was in front of friends…one of whom happens to be a fantastic handyman.

This coaching conversation wasn’t faked. This is a real and serious issue Dan’s been working on for a while.

And for this one sensitive issue, he’s got new tools and a new way to think about what’s happening.

He’s ALSO decided to own how he wants to respond to the home improvement issues on HIS terms – not hers.

It’s amazing what happens when a man decides to take a deep breath, chuckle at himself and then own his response.

No more reacting. No more shame. No more land mines.

No matter what’s causing you distress in your life right now, the support of OTHER MEN is a wealth of strength and support that you need.

You need at least one man who has your back. A friend you can call on when you need him most. Someone who believes in you more than you’re believing in yourself right now.

But I know from working with hundreds of guys this isn’t always the case.

You may have been busy working your ass off. Paying the bills. Chasing the kids and trying to keep your marriage together.

In the process of just “doing life” men have a habit of neglecting their friendships and isolating themselves from other men.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Don’t worry if you don’t have access to these male mentors in your life, we’ve created a “virtually in-person” men’s group you can attend from wherever you are.

This is exactly what we do in our coaching.

Dan and I are leading the Men’s Live Coaching Roundtable

It’s a chance for you to invest in yourself, make a huge transformation in your mojo, drastically increase your confidence and attractiveness AND make some amazing new friends.

If you’re unsure, here are some questions that may help:

Do you struggle dealing with rejection from your wife or romantic partner?

Does it feel like she’s constantly criticizing and complaining about everything you do?

Would you like to be able to handle these situations in a calm, confident way that builds her attraction to you?

Do you wish you felt stronger in your relationships and more confident in yourself?

Do you want to speak more honestly without fear of what other people think of you?

Do you want to stop apologizing for being a passionate man who wants connection, affection and appreciation?

Do you want to have vision of your future so powerful it gives you goose bumps every day?

Times a wasting, so don’t procrastinate. (I know how that goes).

We love to help men understand when they’ve been searching for clarity in the wrong places. And when a man gets clear, it affects everything he’s dealing with, love and attention from his kids, affection from his wife, respect in his work.

We would love to help transform you into a calm, confident badass in the areas of your life where you’re not leading right now.

90 days is all it takes with our intense 1-on-1 coaching program, either with my colleague Dan Dore or me.

Or come and try our coaching yourself through our Men’s Live Coaching Roundtable. Find out more about our Roundtable group coaching sessions here. There’s an amazing tribe of guys in this group with us, supporting and helping each other through this process of growth and self-realization.

What if this next year everything changed for you?

That’s what I want for you brother,

We love teaching men these tools – how to be better, how to know who you are, what you stand for, what you want and how to CREATE it in your life through our Masculine Confidence coaching programs.

Dan and I are here to guide you on this mission.

If you want to become a man who knows and trusts himself to create the life and love he wants, apply for a free consultation call with me or Dan. I guarantee you’ll feel a whole lot better by the end of our talk.

My new book Straight Talk Tools for the Desperate Husband will help you to lead yourself and your relationship back to good health. Understand why your partner acts the way she does toward you and learn how to lead your life in the direction you want it to go. You CAN have the relationship you want, fulfilling all your desires while maintaining love and respect.

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Dan Dore Certified Professional Men’s Coach
Dan Dore is a certified professional Men’s Coach specialising in helping men who are struggling and feeling unhappy and unfulfilled i their life and relationships. With over 20,000 hours experience coaching men to completely resolve their self-esteem and confidence issues and improve their ability to create emotional connection, build trust, earn respect, and lead the sexual intimacy and affection in their relationship whenever they want. No more fearing rejection or other people’s opinion of you - I want to help you finally be happy in yourself and trust your ability to create anything you want in your future.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is our coaching right for you?

Our coaching process was created for men who want to feel happier and more fulfilled in their life and relationships. We teach you how to have more confidence and clarity about what you want in your life and create an action plan to start making it happen.

Do you only work with men in marriage?

While our coaching teaches you how to create a more connected, more fun and passionate marriage, we also work with you to have more clarity, enthusiasm and fulfillment in all areas of your life. We help you understand what you really want your future to look like and we also teach you how to be in control of your emotions so that you can be confident and assertive no matter how difficult your circumstances are right now .

What happens in the free 90-minute coaching call?

In our free initial coaching calls, we listen a lot, we ask you questions to understand what life is really like for you at the moment, we help you identify what you want to be different and what's holding you back from creating those changes now. Then we help you create a practical plan of action to start moving forward straight away.

What will I learn in your coaching programs?

We take you through a process to:

  • Stop being tentative and become more focused and directed.
  • Develop control over your thoughts and emotions like never before.
  • Become a master of the masculine and feminine dance required for a more passionate connection in your romantic relationships.
  • Build and sustain your personal masculine confidence so that you don't get "triggered" or feel disrespected and can respond with strength and confidence to any situation.
  • Become more connected, aware and present with everyone (this is a critical step in your ability to build attraction and desire as well as have people trust you and respect you more).
  • Stop the destructive emotions of anger and resentment which keep you going around in frustrating cycles and start from moving forward with purpose.
  • Stop being anxious, needy and overly reliant upon other people's opinions and approval of you and start feeling more peace, happiness and a deep sense of being a man who is confident in himself again.
  • You will become a confident man who knows his values, what he wants and where he’s going in his life.
  • You will learn how to think, speak and act according to your values without worrying about reactions from others.
  • You become clear and confident in your ability to create intimacy whenever you want.
  • Your confidence will be something that you start to rely on and trust in every part of your life.

How does the Men's Roundtable work?

Our Men's Roundtable membership gives you access to 3 live group coaching calls per month hosted by Steve and Dan as well as access to over 5 years of previously recorded group coaching calls, an invitation to our private facebook group, and ongoing assignments and resources to help you grow and develop as a confident masculine man. It's like having a personal coach in your pocket, ready to help whenever you need it.

What's the difference between the 1-to-1 coaching and group coaching?

Firstly, anyone who is in our 1-to-1 coaching program automatically receives access to the Men's Roundtable membership and group coaching for free for life. The difference between 1-to-1 and group coaching is down to the speed of change that you want to happen. With more personal time and attention from your coach, the 1-to-1 program is adapted to your specific circumstances and will provide the practical advice you need to know what to think, say and do to create what you want your future to be.

What kind of man is right for your coaching?

We work with men who are willing to take the lead in creating the changes they want in their life and relationships. We only work with men who want to understand their fears, insecurities and shame triggers. We teach you practical ways to deal with the mental and emotional challenges life throws at you and help you reach an unshakeable confidence in yourself (often for the first time in your life).

  • You won’t find negative, hateful language.
  • You won’t find a gender war – we don’t bash women.
  • You won’t find bitching, whining, complaining, and blaming.
  • You won’t find a group of men acting like victims.
  • You won’t find judgment or criticism from others.

We don't waste our time with all those things because we want to take the most efficient and effective path to creating the future you want. So we focus only on the things that are within your control: your thoughts, your words and your actions.

How do I know if I need coaching?

If you are feeling unhappy a lot of the time, if you're lonely, drained, lost, stuck or trapped, then our coaching will help. If you're not sure where your life is headed, if you're not confident in yourself, if you're not sure what you really want in life anymore...our coaching will help.

Whether it’s your job, your intimate relationship, or just wanting to feel more happy and with more purpose, then our coaching will help.

If you are tired of settling for a mediocre life or relationship, tolerating criticism and a lack of fun and intimacy and you're done with placating and playing it safe, then our coaching will help.

We will help you have clarity about what you're REALLY passionate about. We'll get you clear about where you want to be in six months and in six years. We help you figure out what you really want to create vs what other people think you should do.

We help you take action, get unstuck, start moving forward. We help you find what matters instead of just "being busy" in the daily grind. We help you figure out how you're going to get from where you are now to where you want to be.

For many of the guys we work with, they find a peace and a sense of emotional freedom that has them shaking their heads and smiling at how they used to approach life. They feel passionate about life again. They build stronger relationships with the people that matter most to them. They feel satisfied and fulfilled that they have finally found the “right path” forward and life starts to feel fun and inspiring again.

So now you've read that...what do you think? Would YOU like to try some of our coaching for free?

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