I have been listening to your program for at least 30 years, and it still amazes me that women have to be told how to treat their spouses. My husband and I have been married for almost 40 years. We’ve never had a FIGHT. Sure, there have been disagreements, but never a FIGHT. We always treat each other with respect and love. We have both had our health concerns/accidents over the years, and we have always been the support system for each other.
He taught me how to stand up to my mother and always took my side against his mother whenever there was an issue between the two of us. When I fix dinner and serve it to him, he never starts eating until I come into the room and take my seat. He always says thank you when I do anything in the house (for example, when I empty the dryer or wash the dishes). He always takes notice of the little things. That works the other way, too. I thank him for all the things he does, whether they’re big or small. I hear the letters you read, and it never occurred to me that our relationship was remarkable. I just always thought this is the way a marriage was supposed to work.
His parents were divorced when he was a teenager, and my parents divorced after my siblings and I were all grown. We all thought they should have divorced way before that. I think we all looked at their marriage and did the opposite. I’ve been married the longest of my siblings, but each of them has been married to the same person for over 30 years.
It’s Not Difficult To Be Kind To Your Spouse
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