It may be wise to always respond to your spouse, and a great way to show your care, but Hilltopper has no control over whether or not his wife chooses to respond to him.

Assuming she's ignoring him, and treating her poorly because of that, is an attempt to control her. It is abusive.

It may be a totally innocent mistake on her part. Or, by not responding, she may be attempting to control her own DJs and AOs.

It would be good for him, at a later date when things are calm, to let her know "In the future, I would like it if you would respond and let me know you're busy." But she still has the right to say no.

CWMI, do you agree that you are responsible for doing what you should do even when your spouse is refusing to do what they should?

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