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Help Me Get Back My Happy Man

Hi, Dr. Laura here, and welcome to our YouTube channel where I get to answer questions like this one from Maribel:

"My husband's position in a public school system has been eliminated due to severe budget cuts.  [That's happening everywhere, isn't it?]  On a positive note, due to his union, he has 'bumping rights' to a different position with the same benefits at a lesser pay of 5 percent.  Although he still gets paid very well, he is not a happy camper.  He finds it humiliating and demeaning.

Dr. Laura, I know you can't make someone else happy and that it comes from ABOVE and WITHIN, but is there some way I can help him realize how blessed he/we are?  Help me to help get back the man I married who seemed happy then."

OK.  First thing you need to do is to say to him, "That is a bummer.  That is a crummy feeling.  5 percent, 50 percent - it doesn't matter.  That's a real downer.  You've worked hard, you deserve more, and it's just a shame that the economy is going the way it is and that you can't get what you deserve.  And I've got to tell you, I am so proud of you, that even with this annoyance, you are rising to the occasion, being a man, and taking care of your family.  As a matter of fact, it makes me more horny about you."  I think that would work.

I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger.  Until next time.



Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Career, Depression, Economy, Finances, Health, Job, Marriage, Men's Point of View, Mental Health, Pride, Respect, Work
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