Here is a non-authoritative and certainly not comprehensive list of things that may upset ones wife, depending on the wife in question:
Working overtime. Comes in many flavors, such as "You don't have enough time for me!" and "You're cheating on me and claiming you're working late to cover it up!"
Not getting enough hours at work. Flavors for this range from "You aren't bringing in enough money" to "I have no time to myself!"
-I've personally witnessed, though not experienced firsthand, the same wife complaining about both of these first two lines- in at least one case, 'working too much' was applied to a week where the husband worked less hours than a 'not working enough' week.
Going fishing with your friends. Sometimes, but not always justified.
Wanting a few minutes to unwind in front of the tv, a newspaper, a game, etc. after work instead of immediately cooking dinner. (Yes, really, and this was from wife who did not have a job herself).
Spending too much money.
Not spending enough money (on her).
Having to go to the laundromat because the washing machine is on the fritz.
Spending money to fix said washing machine to alleviate the last compleint.
My point is, doing things that upset one's wife is unavoidable unless one does not have a wife. While many cases of the wife getting upset are justified, just as many of them have no apparent rhyme or reason, and also have a noted lack of repeatability, with the same actions being pleasing at one time and upsetting at another.
If you really believe what you're saying here, I find it unlikely that you've ever had a serious relationship with a woman.