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    Whoa. I'm with you Phil, but I can't see myself siding with the maid if it's against your wife. Seriously. If I were you, I'd just tell my wife to chill, but I won't stick with it. I dunno what your wife is like, but if that were my wife and I tried defending the maid, she'd think I was romping around naked in lily fields with the maid. That's not a good picture to paint.

    In the end, your wife is going to get her way -- the most diplomatic thing you can do is just explain to the poor maid how sorry you were and that there was simply nothing you could do about it (without getting a divorce) and that YOU are not mad at her and it is all just a terrible, terrible misunderstanding.
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    What terrible situations. So many guys pussy whipped into submission and ignoring justice and fair play. I'd look for a new wife. It's a "buyers market" so to speak anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theanimaster View Post
    the most diplomatic thing you can do is just explain to the poor maid how sorry you were and that there was simply nothing you could do about it (without getting a divorce) and that YOU are not mad at her and it is all just a terrible, terrible misunderstanding.
    ... none of which will distract from the fact that her life is probably irreparably destroyed after this.

    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai View Post
    What terrible situations. So many guys pussy whipped into submission and ignoring justice and fair play. I'd look for a new wife.
    To a point I would agree - not because this particular incident warrants a divorce, but rather because it is indicative of further situations and incidents in which the wife and mother in law will force their will, for no other reason than "because they can". This usually ends badly.

    I would not be surprised to see Phil divorced within 5 years, anyway ;-)

    Seriously, how long have you been married, Phil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    Seriously, how long have you been married, Phil?
    Six years. Together for 16 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    the wife and mother in law will force their will, for no other reason than "because they can
    Goes both ways. So can the Farang husband if he had balls enough. I'm not married at the moment .. but I'm "shopping around" I'm almost fighting them off with a stick. It is a buyers market. Surely that's worth a bit of leverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    Six years. Together for 16 years.
    Yeah, divorce any day, now ;-)

    Has she always been this 'assertive'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keekwai View Post
    It is a buyers market

    Especially for a die hard romantic, eh?

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    That's me alright .. with a dash of practicality.

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    Just asked my (Thai) wife's opinion on the matter. She said that Thai people are nosey by nature as we all know, so it should be expected (if you hire a maid) that people will snoop. She would put anything valuable or really private under lock and key,.........and keep temptation far from harm's way. I agree....and did point out that......Thai maid/Korean maid/British maid/Irish maid/Yankee maid..............they will all probably have a little nose around when they think the coast is clear.

    No offence Phil, but my missus thinks that your wife and your MIL have completely over reacted here........and I genuinely hope that you're not too whipped old boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My_Kow_Lope View Post
    Thai people are nosey by nature
    Can't argue with that. Just try walking down the street with a plastic shopping bag in your hand. Check out all the Thais craning their necks to see what the farang has bought.

    I was at the checkout at TESCO a few weeks ago and my home room Thai teacher was at the adjacent checkout. Not only did she take a good long look at my shopping bags .. she actually came over and opened them up to have a really good sticky beak into the contents ... AND .. made a few comments like " Oooh ... you like carrots too!" ... " Oh .. Cup Jok" etc etc .. Incredible. But I don't really mind. Good for a laugh.

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