"If there is one thing I can't stand, it's being in dire need of talking to a girlfriend and having her husband answer the phone and say she's not there. Then you have two problems: the person you so much need to connect with is not available, and you have to rearrange your emotions to converse with a man. There is not a thing in the world wrong with Maggie's husband. Doug is affable and generous and a good cook to boot. But he is of the Y-chromosome school of emotional receptivity."