My wife has been busy with her new job as a high school teacher. Also, this weekend she left town to race in a triathlon in a city about four hours away. With her hands-off approach to me, I have been left pretty much on my own with my chores. She occasionally asks things of me, but her idea of a dominant act now-a-days is to put my hand on her hip before she goes to sleep. It feels a little like a lack of validation for all the work I put into keeping on top of the chores she has me do, but then again, that may just be the male bio-chemicals talking. Hard to distinguish.