"Pawn to King Four."
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"Oh, Christ—it's your mother."
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"Want to hear about my day?"
"When I signed up for the thought police, I didn't know it would be so damn boring."
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Remote Control Husband
Tags:coming home, getting home, home time, remote control, remote controls, drone, drone, gadget, gadgets, remote control gadget, remote control gadgets, modern technology, modern technologies, controlling, under control, couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationship, long-term relationships, modern life, convenient, convenience
"You'll have to excuse my wife. She's a bit of a control freak."
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"Don't walk away from me while I'm not paying any attention to you."
The Sterlings Disapprove
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"I think it might help us to understand one another better if you waited on me hand and foot for a while."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, conflict, conflicts, servant, servants, hand and foot, server, servers, waiter, waiters, waiting, psychology, understanding, mental health, arrogant, bossy, controlling, power trip, power trips, butler, butlers
"It's mine—and I'd appreciate your not looking out of it."
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"To the nearest barbershop, John."
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"I know what you're facing. My Ted was previously owned, too."
Tags:remarriage, second marriage, second marriages, husband, husbands, husband and wife, husbands and wives, second wife, console, consoling, control, controlling, domineering, dominating, taking charge, gender issue, gender issues, marriages, couples, couple, pre-owned, preowned, second hand, second-hand, preloved, pre-loved, previously owned, property, personal property
"He was a rescue."
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Control Freaks Without Borders
Tags:control freak, control freaks, controlling, personal space, boundary issue, boundary issues, border, borders, office politics, corporate culture, corporate environment, boss, bosses, manager, managers, managers, management, managements, coworker, coworkers, college, colleges, invasion of personal space, respecting personal space
"You heard the little lady, Mister. She said, 'Don't touch that dial.' "
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"Clothes make the man. But when he's not in them, he can be broken."
"How can I work with you constantly looking over my shoulder?"
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"Sorry, guys, my wives won't let me leave the compound."
"He's a very controlling person."
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"I clipped his wings, but they grew back."
Tags:clipped wings, husband, husbands, wife, wives, married life, married couple, married couples, marital problem, marital problems, marriage problem, marriage problems, free-spirited, affair, affairs, free spirit, free spirits, free spirited, defiant, defiance, wing clipping, free-spirit, free-spirits, domineering wife, domineering wives, browbeat, browbeating, browbeated, bully, bullies, bullying, intimidating, intimidation, controlling, controlling behaviour, controlling behavior, battle of the sexes
"He certainly makes the trains run on time."
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"It's come to my attention your tail has been wagging the entire accounting department."
Tags:office, offices, businessman, businessmen, business, businesses, executive, executives, tail is wagging, tail is wagging the dog, in control, controlling, control, taking control, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, play on words, word play, wordplay, saying, sayings, expression, expressions
"Don't flutter your little wings on company time."
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"I've cleaned out the garage- now may I file for divorce?"
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"He likes it."
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