This morning my husband said, "I'm so lucky I have the best wife in the world!" Dr. Laura, we are not newlyweds, but have been married 35 years.
We always had a good marriage, but five years ago I read your book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands. I made a vow at that time to do two things: I would never again say no to sex, and I would ban any negative talk about my husband from my speech or thoughts (the last being the harder part). I realized how I had gotten in the habit of thinking negative things: Why doesn't he do it the right way? Why can't he just get to the point? etc.
So, fast forward to today and I can truly say our marriage is stupendous, excellent, wonderful! These were simple things any woman can do, even if you don't feel like making the effort. Just do it! The pay off is definitely worth it. And you will find your love for the wonderful man you chose deepens into the best kind of life partnership anyone could wish for. So glad I read your book. Thank you.