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"My wife and I have been married for 37 years. We have a great marriage and I wouldn't let this problem hurt anything, but it does bother me. My wife has never been one to get up in the morning when I do. I go to work a little before 7:00 AM every morning and she is usually still sleeping when I leave for work. My regular schedule is to get up at 5:00AM, watch some early morning news, catch up on emails for an hour, then shower, shave and get ready for work.
When I come out of the bathroom, I always kiss her good morning (she is almost always still asleep), then go downstairs to make myself some breakfast and it's off to work I go.
It's not a big deal, but it does bother me that she never gets up to see me off or make breakfast. Am I being unreasonable? She has gotten up a few times, but it's something that never lasts for more than a couple of days. I could use some advice on how to resolve this."
"I go to work a little before 7:00AM." You get up at 5...goodness. Well I guess you need and like that private time. I don't know what her schedule is so I don't know if it's reasonable for her to be having to get up that early, at 6. I don't know if she's been up late doing anything. Some people need more sleep. What you can ask her is, "Can you leave me a note each morning? Just write a note the night before, saying something cute. So just before I leave, I can read a note from you." That's a good start in letting her know that an interaction from her first thing in the morning makes your day. You don't want her to wake up if she could just leave a note from the night before.
Let's see how that impacts her. Otherwise you know, maybe you should have your "Good Mornings" at night before you go to bed. [Bats eyelashes] Just a thought! I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Until next time on our sometimes naughty YouTube channel.