THE MEFIRST WIFE
It’s all about her—the money, the time, the house, the travel—and she takes pride in the fact that if she isn’t happy, no-one else can be. Her needs and wants always come first, because the Me-First believes her husband is extremely lucky to have her. Ergo, the husband needs to do everything in his power to keep her happy. How does this work? Me-Firsts are very selective about the men they pick, and work extra hard to maintain the ‘I’m totally worth it’ sensibility. Take a look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s former supermodel wife, Carla Bruni, and you’ll realise he’s going through all kinds of hell to keep up with her, including the exercise routine, diet plan and cultural improvement programme, hence keeping him too busy to stray. And here’s the clincher: he’s convinced all the effort he’s making is simply a tradeoff for being married to someone like her.