A fragile marriage. He doesn’t even trust himself. Has someone wrongly accused him personally? He’s not fit for office. He can go away now. A woman cannot survive on coffee alone she also needs cats. His request is reasonable as a safeguard against rumor and false accusations. But the reasons he gives are lame. If it’s your vow then why aren’t you bringing your wife? A man who can’t resist his urges. He is the problem, not the journalist. Sad. Plenty of situations where another person as a chaperone is a good idea. I am not the main stream; but, I like when people are putting the gossip and the reticules aside. My husband and I both follow this.