Friday, 27 July 2007

Where is the love?

A husband and wife came for counselling after 15 years of marriage.When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a passionate, painful tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the 15 years they had been married.

She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unloveable. An entire laundry list of un-met needs she had endured over the course of their marriage.

Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and, after asking the wife to stand, he embraced her and kissed her passionately. The woman shut up and quietly sat down dumbfounded as though in a daze. The therapist turned to the husband and said,
"This is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you handle this?"The husband thought for moment and replied,
"Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish."


Sometimes what we need is obvious.

Antonia Stuart-James is an English Hypnotherapist in Belgium.

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