Let me first start off by saying my husband and I have been married for a little over 13 years and we love each other very much. I'm a hard working stay at home mom, that works part time,very sporatically, for the school system, as well as take care of our two daughters, and our "mini farm". He works full time, co-owning a construction type business. He's a good dad and tries to help with the kids, even though I have to remind him often to jump in. We get along just as well as any other married couple, with our share of stresses and problems. We don't have any "domestic issues", he'd never hurt a women, child or animal, for that matter. I know this isn't a huge deal, but it bothers me nonetheless, and I think I just need to hear from a neutral audience. I realize that the longer you are married, some of the niceties kind of dwindle away. Things like chivalry aren't always as important to the guy, and so on. Anyway, I don't want to come off petty, or princessy either, because I am definitely not a princess, but here's the deal: Anytime we go out together, either as a couple, or as a family, he always walks ahead of us. It just drives me nuts. He's tall, 6'5", so it's kind of like driving behind a semi on the freeway, you can't see ahead of them or around them. I think it mostly bothers me because I feel like he should just walk with us, as the "man of the family", the "protector". Every once in a while, he'll look back and slow down, but then just speeds up again. I have hip dysplasia, had the first hip replaced in June, and the other will be next month, so I don't walk as fast as most, but it's not like I walk super slow. I think the last straw was we recently went to a college football game. We had to park far away and walk to the stadium. He told me it would be apx 1/2 mile walk. "ok" I think, " I can probably do that" Well, it ended up being about 2 miles! I was ok to the stadium, a little sore. But then after standing most of the game I got really stiff. Needless to say, I was in tears by the time we were only half way back to the truck. What bothered me is he walked ahead of me most of the time to the stadium, and was only a little better on the way back. He still walked ahead of me, while I was in tears! I'm not sure if it had to do with the fact that his cousin and wife, who are super nice and understanding, were there with us or what. I've talked to him numbre of times about it, and he really doesn't say much about it. Am I just being silly? Any suggestions as to how to deal with this?