Is it true, that husband is associated in his wife's sin but the wife is not associated in her husband's sin?

Example: Robber Valia's wife told him that I have not associated with your sin. Later he became great sage Valmiki.

Is there any scripture reference in Hinduism about it?

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    Wife doesn't incur sin, if she is dedicated to her husband completely. In such case, she surrenders the "doership" & does all her actions under husband's command. Hence, irrespective of wife's action, she doesn't incur the sin herself. Now, not incurring sin, doesn't mean she will not have to bear bad results. Due to her attachment with her husband, she might have to go through the hardships, her husband may face. But she naturally develops strength to face those. Adolf Hitler & Eva Braun can be a classic example, IMO.
    – iammilind
    Commented May 24, 2018 at 9:41
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    Means you are asking whether a wife gets affected by her husband's sins or not?
    – Rickross
    Commented May 24, 2018 at 11:08
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    Yes, @Rickross. and also vice-versa. Commented May 24, 2018 at 11:11
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    Ok that means you are also asking whether a husband gets affected by his wife's sins? @YogeshBorad
    – Rickross
    Commented May 24, 2018 at 11:15
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    If u are also asking about whether a wife's sins get transferred to her husband or not then I can answer.. for the reverse situation I have to check.. for the first Q I know the answer.. @YogeshBorad
    – Rickross
    Commented May 24, 2018 at 11:25

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Husband being associated in wife's sins

The wife's sins definitely affect the husband. This is mentioned in the scriptures.

Mantridoshascha rAjAnam jAyAdoshah patim yathA |
TathA prApnotyasandeham shishyapApam gurum priye ||

Just like a king gets affected by the sins committed by his ministers, a husband gets affected by the sins committed by his wife, likewise, without any doubt, O Beloved, a disciple's sins affect the Teacher (Guru).
[KulArnava Tantram 11.110]

Wife being associated in husband's sins

Need to check.

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