During the courting stage, he appreciated your intelligence. In fact, he bragged to his family and friends about your many accomplishments. He whisked you all around town and beamed in the photos. But, that was six months ago and now the only thing he appreciates about you is the fact you have dinner on the table by 6:00 pm.
His friends and family have been properly awed by you and now your job is to stay in the background. In less than a year, you have gone from alpha female extraordinaire to bit player. During public outings, he lavishes attention and affection on you. Everyone tells just how "lucky" you are to have someone like him.
You nod with what you hope resembles a demure smile. Underneath the facade, your heart is longing for the person whom your boyfriend has pretended to be.