Blessed are the men who hold their own by doing the bidding of their wives. That’s how Lord Shiva held his head high against an irate Goddess Parvati by appearing with a begging bowl before her kitchen in Kashi for food. Again, had Tulsidas forced himself on an unwilling Ratnavali, his wife, there would have been no Ram Charitra Manas. She chided him saying,
"अस्थि चर्म मय देह यह, ता सों ऐसी प्रीति!
नेकु जो होती राम से, तो काहे भव-भीत?"