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You Get What You Give

Dr. Laura:

Even though I've heard you say many times that you should wake up each day and think of something you can do to make your husband happy he's married and married to you, I was lazy and didn't think it would make a difference, so I did nothing extra for a very long time.  Two months ago, I shot up in bed and decided that THAT DAY I was going to take your advice.

The outcome has been shocking.  It actually is fun thinking of something to do for him that's not necessarily routine.  I now wake up thinking of my wonderful husband instead of just myself.  I do anything from making his favorite cupcakes to picking out a movie I know he would really enjoy, and I watch it with him without making bitchy comments.  I shouldn't be surprised just how much more exciting and interesting our marriage of 17 years has become, yet I AM happily surprised.  

Listening to your wisdom for as long as I have, you would have thought I would have done this before now.  The bottom line is you get what you give, and now my husband is doing little things for me like I'm doing for him.  Our marriage has never been better.

Thank you from a stay-at-home mom and Army wife,

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Character-Courage-Conscience, Choose Wisely-Treat Kindly, Dating, Friendships, Social Issues, Values
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