I don’t know whether to be less or more offended that the “Poor Bob and his shrew wife” marketing ploy was highly exaggerated from what’s actually in the game. I haven’t had any trouble keeping both of them happy. Are we just supposed to headcanon her as The Worst because a woman dare have the “materialistic” and “perfectionist” traits? If she’s soooo terrible, why did she marry this schlub in the first place?
And don’t give me your “They have a nice house so he must have come from money and and now he’s at a low-level job because she drove him to ruin and all money must come from the man and all problems are the woman’s fault and her marriage to him must be motivated by anything but actual love because those women amirite” assumptions.
Maybe she inherited that house. Maybe Bob’s a…(dundundun) gold-digger. Heck, Eliza’s traits are better suited to working up the career ladder if you give her a chance.
Don’t get me wrong, I quite like Bob, but I see no reason to take sides here, especially since there’s no conflict between them when the game starts. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to make her a successful YA writer and these two are gonna freakin’ make it work.