If you’re mad at your husband again for working overtime or not helping out with the kids, or forgetting your anniversary, let it go. These transgressions are minor compared to the crazy things THESE husbands do.
Crazy Husband #1 – The Serial Cheater
Now, we all know that some men cheat, but these men give new meaning to the word “infidelity”. There is no lapse in judgement; no irresistible temptations. Serial cheaters live with the delusion that all women are in love with them. Their cheating is calculated, deliberate and unconscionable. It is difficult to spot a serial cheater as they are the ones who always call you when they say they will, and are always readily available to you. The unassuming wife would think that she had found the perfect man until the bubble burst and she discovers the web of lies and women in tow. Jack Neo is undoubtedly Singapore’s most notorious cheating hubby. Other famous celebrity serial cheaters are Joel Nieh, Vivian Chow’s husband, Tiger Woods, David Letterman and most recently, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Crazy Husband #2 – The Control Freak
These husbands are mean and controlling, and will resort to any means to manipulate their wives into submission. On the outside, these men appear to be prime catch, but woe to the women who become their wives. These men control you with a range of behaviours from overt, physical, domestic violence to clandestine verbal and emotional blackmail. They make all the rules; you have to follow. They are always right and you are always wrong. Whenever things go right, you haven’t done enough, whenever things go wrong, it is always your fault. Some famous celebrity abusers are Charlie Sheen, Alec Balwin and Mel Gibson.
Crazy Husband #3 – The Compulsive Gambler
Compulsive gambling is the uncontrollable urge to continue gambling despite the harmful negative consequences. A compulsive gambler is prone to chasing bets, and may resort to lying, cheating or stealing to support this lifestyle. Spouses and family living with a compulsive gambler are usually fraud with acute mental and emotional stress, laden with mounting debts and even 2nd or 3rd mortgage loans. Often, compulsive gamblers also have alcoholic and physical abuse tendencies.
Crazy Husband #4 – The Porn or Sex Addict
What do Michael Douglas, Robbie Williams, Jack Nicholson and former US president Bill Clinton have in common? They are all sex addicts. Dr Martha Lee, Founder and Clinical Sexologist of Eros Coaching clarifies “the difference between somebody who is sexual compulsive and ‘oversexed’ is that the former cannot stop his behaviour, whilst the latter might have a higher sexual drive than ‘normal’ people. Closely related to sex addiction is pornographic addiction. While it is common knowledge that pornography is a rite of passage for most young men, some attain a gradual craving for pornographic images (still or moving) to satisfy their daily urges. Like most addiction, it is a condition that requires professional help.
Crazy Husband #5 – The Game Addict / the Sports Maniac
They don’t call you a ‘Sport widow’ for nothing. A sports addict or game fanatic becomes so occupied with their sports on TV or games on their computers; they become obsessive with anything and everything to do with that particular sport or game. You can forget about having any conversations, meals or any acknowledgement from these addicts. How do you know if your husband is a game or sports addict? When they prioritise the Soccer or Cricket World Cup sessions over dates with you, or when they invite soccer kakis over for sports night without informing you.