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Email of the Day: Life is Too Short to Be Bitter

By Dr. Laura on July, 30 2020
Email of the Day: Life is Too Short to Be Bitter

I am 54 years old  and married for 31 years. I have become very bitter to my husband over things that have happened throughout the years.  Last year was really bad, so I went to buy your book, "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands," but did not buy it -- instead the more I read it in the store, the madder I got.  I thought: How come he isn't making the effort...Why do I have to, after all the things he's done to me and the marriage?  I just didn't care anymore. Then he asked me to go away for a night to spend some time together and my heart skipped a beat and I realized we still had that “thing.”  And even though we ended up not going, I knew our feelings were not dead.


Then I planned a trip to visit my sons and finally decided to buy your book to read during my trip. My husband was to join us in three days. I started reading Monday night and by Thursday was a new person. I took your advice and the next night (after an intimate encounter), my husband was saying things to me like: “Where have you been? This is the Kathy I fell in love with…”  He has been so different …more loving and caring in every way.  We wives really do have the power.

Life is too short to be bitter.  I'm done with that. I like how he looks at me and wonders what got into me.  Thank you, Dr. Laura.  It really works. We have each other, and I plan to make the most of that.


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