November 28, 2018
Do The Right Thing, Be Nice, and Tell the Truth
Dear Dr. Laura:
Six years ago, my wife left me for one of my best friends. I was devastated. She refused to tell me why she left, other than to say she did not want "this life," and I was unsure what that meant. The worst thing for me was that I didn't know she was unhappy. Looking back, I realized I was a nice husband, but not a good husband.
I'd never heard of you before my divorce until a friend of mine said I should listen to you. At first, I thought you were an arrogant Ph.D. who liked to hear herself talk, but I kept listening, and listening, and listening. Before I knew it, you had me really look at myself in every aspect of my life. Do the right thing; be nice; tell the truth - all things we learn in kindergarten but forget as adults.
I am far from perfect, but thanks to you, I am moving closer to it. I have found a new best friend - and I married her. We dated over two years (my children are adults). She is way above me, and I love her more than I thought I could love anyone. I wake up every morning, see her and remind myself this isn't a dream. I'm so glad I continued to listen to you and didn't let my first impression hold sway. I'm very grateful for you, Dr. Laura. Keep it up!
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Posted by Staff at 10:59 AM