A man needs to be sensitive to his wife's needs, that does not make him less of a man, rather it makes him even more valued and respected. Marriage is not a market place filled with competition, but a place of quiet and rest.
When a man starts seeing his wife as a competition, he will become vulnerable to friends ill advises against his wife and before you know it, his wife will become his enemy whom he would want to get rid of by all means.
This was the case between a couple that were living happily, until the man started seeing his wife's efforts to support him as a competition. His friends succeeded in making him believe that his wife was his enemy. Imagine that! He went ahead with the plot to get rid of his wife but some good friends who noticed the drastic change in his behaviour intervened with prayers and counselling. He opened up by telling them how far he had gone with his plans against his wife. The situation was salvaged, but what do you think could have happened were it not?
Your wife is not against you, but the outside forces whom you have welcomed and have placed so much value on. This is a wake up call!!!!