Thursday, April 23, 2009
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A husband & wife came for counseling after 35 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a passionate, painful tirade listing every problem they had ever had in all those married years. She went on & on, neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved & unlovable. An entire laundry list of un-met needs she had endured over the course of their marriage.
Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time the therapist got up, walked around the desk, and, after asking the wife to stand, embraced & kissed her passionately. The woman shut up & quietly sat down as though in a daze. The therapist turned to the husband & said, "This is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do this?"
The husband thought for a moment & replied, "Well I can drop her off here on Mondays & Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish"!