After 35 years of
marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling. When asked what the problem
was, the wife went into a passionate, painful tirade listing every problem
they had ever had in the years they had been married.
On and on and
on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and
unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had
Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time,
the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking the wife
to stand, embraced and kissed her passionately as her husband watched
with a raised eyebrow.
The woman shut up and quietly sat down as
though in a daze. The therapist turned to the husband and said, 'this is what
your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?'
can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I