It is a division of decision making.
My wife makes all the minor decisions like where we live, what we buy, etc.
I get to make the major decisions, like should we recognize Cuba, be friends with Venezuela, etc.
I like that plan... Speaking from the wife's point of view, of course.
But then, I tend to want to give input on Cuba, Castro, Venezuela, Chavez, blah, blah, blah...
curious, does your wife think you suffer from early hearing loss, as I believe my husband does. (smile)
Seriously, I think we all know a good marriage is a lot of give and take, and a lot of laughter. Especially, when we can laugh at ourselves.