February 21, 2013
Overcoming the Familiarity of Dysfunction
Thank you for teaching me how to be a wife. I was raised by a single mother who had 4 children and had a horrible outlook on men, so I never had an example of how to treat a husband properly.
I overcame the familiarity of dysfunction and married an amazing man. We are both in our 30's and focused on our careers (we do not have any children). I began a new job about a year ago with the understanding that there would be some travel involved. However, on my first day I was blindsided when they sent me to work across the country for an entire week to a city I'd never been in before.
When I returned, I was stressed out, tired and grumpy. When my poor husband picked me up from the airport, I started to bitch about everything!
When we got home, I returned to a spotless house! The dishes were done, the bed was made....even the laundry was folded and put away. My husband had also picked up ingredients to make a homemade pizza and uncorked our favorite bottle of wine. I immediately thought of your wisdom about treating kindly. I gave him a big hug and apologized profusely for being nasty. We spent the evening together on the couch watching a movie, eating pizza, drinking wine and cuddling. It couldn't have been better and it was exactly what I needed.
I have to thank my friend who introduced me to your program just a few years ago. I was brought up to think that men were useless creatures who will eventually let you down. But that's simply not true.
Men who are happy go above and beyond to make their wives happy. Thank you, Dr. Laura, for teaching me how to be a good wife. Any woman can become a wife, but far too few do it well. I am my husband's girlfriend and my husband is more than my boyfriend. He is my love, every day, and I make sure he knows it.
Posted by Staff at 10:51 AM