October 9, 2012Saving My Marriage from Utter Destruction
Dear Dr. Laura,
I just needed to send you a letter of thanks for your book, "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands." I come from a broken family, with a mother who constantly bashed my father and outwardly hated men. She always taught me to depend on myself, because men would only let me down.
At the age of 14, I met a wonderful boy and quickly fell in love. He came from a wonderful loving family and grew to be a hardworking, old fashioned kind of guy. We married very young, at 19, and had our first child 9 months and 5 days later!
I was fortunate to receive your book as a wedding gift from one of the guests at my wedding. I have to admit, it wasn't until 2 years into my marriage that I actually read it. At the time, I had had my first child, and was pregnant with my second. I was starting to feel resentful, and began arguing with my husband frequently. My mother didn't help matters, constantly telling me everything she thought was wrong with my husband. As I read your book, it was like a light was turned on in my mind. All the instruction and example I should have gotten from my parents, I got from your book. I started treating my husband with respect, showing him affection, and taking care of all his needs.
We are now almost 8 years married. We have two beautiful children and are more in love than anyone I know. He is so wonderful, loving and attentive and I know it is in response to how I treat him. I just want to say thank you for teaching me how to be a proper wife and mother and saving my marriage from what could have been utter destruction. I had my husband read the book as well, and he agreed with every word you said. I tell everyone I can about your book and have purchased copies for many of my friends as they embarked on marriage. You are a Godsend. Keep giving your priceless advice even when it is unpopular in this generation where bashing men is acceptable and stay at home moms are looked down upon.
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