Jan 212013
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Charlotte had not been the eldest of a large family without acquiring some skill in the management of male delinquencies and her method with her husband was ingenious. She consistently congratulated him on qualities he did not possess in the hope that, flattered by her praise and approval, he would acquire them.

The idea of being ‘managed’ is not appealing, but I guess if it is done well I won’t even know…

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