Dear Dr. Laura,
My husband and I have been fans since he introduced me to your program in 1985. I am writing to share a story with you about how we made it to our 25th wedding anniversary.
We got married in 1989 at a very ripe age of 24 and 23. The beginning went well, as it usually does, but we almost did not make it to our 10th anniversary. Around that time, my husband gave me the "Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands". With a twinge, I started reading. I had to read it couple of times and the application process took me a while. As you know, it is hard to reform a feminist. A light bulb went on as soon as I understood Chapter 6. No one ever explained how and why sex is so important to men, and why we women hold the key!!! I proceeded to buy and read "The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage", "Women Power", and "Bad Childhood, Good Life".
When invited to a wedding the only gifts we give are the "Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" to the bride and the "Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage" to the husband, even when family members make snide comments that the books were not on the bridal registry.
Recently, while at a salon brainstorming my anniversary hairdo, my young, newlywed and new mother hairstylist asked me: what was the best year of my marriage. Good question. I had to think about that for a minute. The best year of my marriage was the last year. I think I surprised both of us with the answer. My marriage has been getting better ever since I read the "Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands". I now have a husband who will do anything for me.
But I think the cutest story comes from last week when I asked my husband to come with me to help me pick out a dress for our anniversary party. Without batting an eye, he said, "Yes." When at the store, he sat outside the dressing room reading the newspaper; every time I came out he gave his opinion and then went back to reading. While in the dressing room I overheard a woman come up to him and say: "I wish my husband did that." They started talking and the lady asked what the secret was. He said: "Men are simple; all we require are two things. And when we have those two things we will do anything for our women, even go shopping with them." He immediately recommended your book.
So basically, Dr. Laura, we would not be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary without you.