"Do refrain from treating your wife as a plaything, endeavouring to wrap her in cotton wool, or sheltering her from every wind that blows. After all she is your co-partner and as such you should allow her to shoulder a certain amount of responsibility. Do take care not to make fun of your wife's little foibles in front of other people. She may join in the joke, and laugh at them herself, but you are asking for a bad ten minutes when your visitors have gone."— From a 1930's guide to marriage, How to be a Good Husband, originally aimed at middle class British couples; now being re-distributed by the University of Chicago Press. [University of Chicago Press]