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My Wife's Expectations Are Too High - But That's A Good Thing

Posted On: Jul 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Scary Mommy

My Wife's Expectations Are Too High - But That's A Good Thing

When Mel and I first met, I was 21 and working full time at a hardware store. I told her that I wanted to go to college, but I didn't know how to type. I'd also never read a novel, and I'd been out of high school for years, so I honestly didn't know where to start. In fact, I'd never really wanted to go to college until we met. But there was something about her that made me want to be more. I've heard other men talk about this, and it isn't easy to put words too. I felt like she was so smart and wonderful and thoughtful that the only way I could match all of that was to become something more.
When I confided in Mel about my desire to go to college, and all the things that were in the way, I assumed she'd see me as some sad pathetic go-nowhere-chump , but she didn't run away. Instead, all she said was “Don't worry. I'll help you.”
During that first semester, I hand wrote all my papers. My handwriting and spelling were so poor that she couldn't read them, so I'd sit next to...

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