Am I the only one that kind of empathizes with "the enemy"? I mean, here's a guy that makes a ton of dough at a stressful job (apparently in finance), and all he asks is that his wife keep the house clean and not embarrass him by staring at the doctor with the sailboat. So he smacks her around a little. If she'd learn the lesson, she wouldn't get smacked around. Keep shit clean, don't embarrass me, and you won't get smacked. Also, the fact that he likes to bone her to Dies Irae from Symphony Fantastique is kind of fitting if you know what that symphony is aboot.