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A Handful Of Pistachios Can Make The Difference

Dr. Laura:

I have a perfect example of how a small act of kindness toward your husband can set the sails in the right direction.  

My husband and I were watching a movie together, and we were eating pistachios.  After a few minutes, I cracked one open and fed it to him.  I looked at him and said, "I love you."  He smiled, ate the pistachio, and a second later, HE cracked one open and fed it to me.  I thought that was so sweet - and an example of how a man responds to love just as you outlined in your book "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands." It wasn't but a minute later that he turned to me with a handful of pistachios that he'd cracked open for me.  "For me?" I said.  "Of course," he said.  "I love you too."

It's such a silly little story, but if you just give a bit of extra time and care, he's prepared to give the world back to you - even if it's just a handful of pistachios.  I hope this helps a wife out there who longs for more from her husband but doesn't know where to start. 
Tags: Behavior, Choose Wisely-Treat Kindly, Humor, Marriage, Tips
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