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WOW! What a great husband!!

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2015 at 2:12 PM
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This is the story of Matt - An Understanding Husband

It is important for all men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When this becomes apparent, try not to yell at them. Some are over sensitive, and there's nothing worse than an over sensitive woman. My name is Matt. Let me relate how I handled this situation with my wife, Susan.

When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Susan to get a full-time job, along with her part-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed. Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell Susan to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch in The Grill at the golf club, so eating out is not an option for us in the evening. I'm ready for some home-cooked food when I walk through that door.

She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating but now it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before Susan goes to bed.

 Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think for example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour, but guys, we take them for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two, or even three days. That way, she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then would help her figure. I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods. She had to take a break when she was only half-finished mowing the lawn. I tried not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I told her to fix herself a nice big cold glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, then just relax for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she might as well make one for me too.

 I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Susan. I'm not saying that showing this much patience and consideration is easy. Many men would find it difficult if not impossible. Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, amigos, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife as a result of reading this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other.

 (Editor's note: Matt died suddenly of a perforated rectum after publishing this letter. The police report says he was found with a Calloway extra-long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of grip showing. A sledge hammer was laying nearby. His wife, Susan, was arrested and charged with murder. The jury took only 9 minutes to find her "Not Guilty", accepting her defense that Matt, somehow without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.

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by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 18, 2015 at 2:17 PM

I only read the editor's note. Lol

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