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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: The Warm Hug of Wisdom

By Dr. Laura on February 1, 2024
Woman sits in front of kitchen counter while embracing herself

When I was 18, I stumbled across your radio program while trying to find the Greatest Hits station. I had just started dating a sleaze bag. But, after listening to you, I decided to kick him to the curb! Years later, I married my husband and got my new job as the stay-at-home mom of two small children. The pay's not great, but in my free time I get to listen to your Deep Dive podcast. I was doing just that on a recent walk with my baby when I heard men calling for your help to fix their marriages. I couldn't help but tear up โ€“ not because I related to their situations, but rather because I was so grateful. I have not had a perfect marriage. My husband's a pilot who's gone a lot, and that gets hard at times. But we are thriving because we turn towards each other when things get tough instead of away, just like you suggest. He's a wonderful protector and provider. A rockstar to me!


So, after my walk, with the babies sleeping and with your catch phrase of โ€œchoosing wisely and treating kindlyโ€ in my head, I ran inside, stripped my husbandโ€™s clothes off, and treated him like the king he is. Before he left later that day for a 4-day work trip, he asked me what he had done to deserve the โ€œquickie.โ€ I told him, โ€œquickies are for boyfriends, and you are mine.โ€


Thank you, Dr. Laura, for your words of wisdom from 19 years ago. They're like a warm hug with a side of truth, and they still hold true today.




The Warm Hug of Wisdom


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