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Email of the Day: My Wife Makes Me a Better Man

By Dr. Laura on May, 18 2022
Email of the Day: My Wife Makes Me a Better Man

I am 63 and my wife is 61. We’ve been married for 28 years. In her own subtle ways, she’s made me a much better man who constantly wants to do the right thing and to be someone who desires to please her.


Early in our marriage, I called her from the office at the end of the workday to “ask” her if it was okay if I stopped off to have a beer with a friend of mine on the way home. Her response was very calm and to the point. She simply replied “I’m not your mother; I’m your wife. If you’d like to meet your friend after work that’s your decision. Just let me know what you’re doing.”


Well, that did it. All I wanted to do then was go home to be with her! From that day forward, when I make decisions to do things in all aspects of my life, I think about how it will affect her, our children and/or people I work with and for. This simple statement has made me a better man, husband, father and a leader in business. I know I wouldn’t have accomplished the things I have without her in my life!



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