Eve has the right of it. I know that I was asked to run for "President" of an organization I belong to. Now I immediately said NO. When I told FH, he said NO before I even told him anything.
So I got mad. LOL I told him that if I chose to do it that was one thing and if he had reservations about it, then that was OK but he needed to explain that not tell me NO. I have no problems considering his point of view, but wasn't OK being told what to do.
And we worked that out. Now, I'm running for "VP" of the group, which he was happy with and I'm much happier with too.
So, I guess my point is, find out exactly why to at about it is bothering him and try to sit down and discuss it. You both may be laboring under some misconceptions.