Ask E. Jean: My Husband Will Not Shower
So much for the conservative and Christian myth that marriage makes people more mature, godly, and responsible.
How do I get the guy to be more into hygiene? I’ve tried everything!
by E. Jean
Dear E. Jean: This is probably the most indelicate etiquette question you’ve ever received, but here it goes: My husband and I have been married eight years, run a business together, and are good parents.
He’s my best friend, and I love him! But the dude just won’t shower.
This has been a problem for…um…ever. Needless to say, we rarely have sex.
I feel like life is passing me by!
Our business is thriving, he’s a great parent, but why, God, why can’t he grab a Brillo pad and soap himself down? I don’t know what to do.
I’ve tried a million ways to get him to bathe, and he just says he’s “working on it.” Is there hope for us?
—Sad and Lonely by the Sea