Fed-up wife

Dear Queenie,

  My husband has grown a long thick beard and I just can’t stand it because he doesn’t keep it neat. He says he gets a lot of compliments on it from his co-workers, but I don’t care what they say, I just don’t like it, I think he should shave it or at least trim it shorter.

  Queenie, shouldn’t he care more about what I think about it than some women he works with?—Fed-up wife


Dear Wife,

  Of course, he should – unless perhaps the “women he works with” are his supervisor and/or other superiors in the hierarchy where your husband works, in which case I cannot blame him for wanting to please them. And possibly, if those women are not his “superiors” they are just paying him compliments to get on his good side.

  If your husband gets his hair cut by a barber, perhaps the barber can give him some suggestions on caring for his beard to make it more attractive.