Phil was preparing to travel to see his two children who lived with their mother, his ex-wife, in another city. He wished to have his new wife, Kim, join him on this particular trip because of anticipated difficulties and the need for her company and support. Kim was reluctant to go. Phil continued to convince Kim to accompany him and, after much effort on his part, she agreed. As soon as she said 'yes,' Phil told her that while he appreciated her willingness to come with him, it "really was not necessary," he "didn't mind" going alone, and even became adamant about her not going with him regardless of her willingness to make the trip.
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