The marriage counsellor, Part 2
I have more funny business in store for you later this evening . . . so, Maureen? Chill. Before I leave behind this discussion of love and marriage, I wanted to share with you a link I found several years ago. I found this two years ago and filed it away for my son (in an envelope labeled For Jacob, when he's older). I'm not sure what mood possessed me at the time, but it must have been precious. First, here's the link: Ten Terrifying Truths about Marriage by Dr. Michael Tobin Rereading this, I see a few gems here, but what possessed me to print this out and stuff it in an envelope for my son, to be opened circa 2020? I don't know. Maybe it's not so crazy. Two items in particular stand out: 2. Try all you want -- you'll never change your partner. However, if you change yourself, your partner may change. Very true, in my experience. (It'll be a blast when Karen reads this. She'll piss herself laughing: You're kidding, right? When did you ever change?) 8. The greatest gift you can give your children is a loving marriage. Hmm. I wouldn't know this from firsthand experience, but I'm hoping my son will tell me one day if it's true. Maybe that's why I socked this list away. Okay, enough with the serious stuff. Time to pull out the whoopee cushions. D.