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    Guys...how to treat your spouse properly!

    TREAT YOUR SPOUSE WITH CONSIDERATION

    by BOB

    It is important for men to remember that as women grow older it becomes
    harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as they did when they
    were younger. When men notice this, they should try not to yell. Let me
    relate how I handle the situation.

    When I got laid off from my consulting job and took "early retirement" in
    January, it became necessary for Nancy to get a full-time job, both for extra
    income and for health benefits that we need.

    She was a trained medical transcriptionist when we met twenty-eight years ago
    and was fortunate to land a job at a local transcription house. It was
    shortly after she started working at this job that I noticed that she was beginning
    to show her age.

    I usually get home from fishing or hunting about the same time she gets home
    from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says that
    she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts supper. I try not to
    yell at her when this happens. Instead, I tell her to take her time. I
    understand that she is not as young as she used to be. I just tell her to wake me
    when she finally does get supper on the table.

    She used to wash and dry the dishes as soon as we finished eating. It is now
    not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after supper. I
    do what I can by reminding her several times each evening that they aren't
    cleaning themselves. I know she appreciates this, as it does seem to help her get
    them done before she goes to bed.

    Our washer and dryer are in the basement. When she was younger, Nancy used
    to be able to go up and down stairs all day and not get tired. Now that she is
    older she seems to get tired so much more quickly. Sometimes she says she
    just can't make another trip down those steps. I don't make a big issue of
    this. As long as she finished up the laundry by the next evening I am willing to
    over look it. If I need something ironed to wear to the Monday lodge meeting
    or to the Wednesday, or Saturday poker club or to the Tuesday or Thursday
    bowling or something like that, I will tell her to wait until the next evening to
    do the ironing.

    This gives her a little more time to do some of those odds and ends things
    like shampooing the dog, vacuuming or dusting. Also, if I had a really good day
    fishing, this allows her to gut and scale the fish at a more leisurely pace.
    Nancy is starting to complain a little occasionally. Not often, mind you,
    but just enough for me to notice.

    For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay
    the monthly bills during her lunch hour. In spite of her complaining, I
    continue to try to 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 wouldn't hurt her any, if you know
    what I mean.

    When doing simple jobs she seems to think she needs more rest periods than
    she used to have to take. A couple of weeks ago she said she had to take a
    break when she was only half finished mowing the yard.

    I overlook comments like these because I realize its just age talking.

    In fact, I try not to embarrass her when she needs these little extra rest
    breaks. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed
    lemonade and just sit for a while. I even offer to have one with her, as she
    may as well make one for me too, and take her break by the hammock so she can
    talk with me until I fall asleep.

    I could go on and on, but I think you know where I'm coming from.

    I know I probably look like a saint in the way I support Nancy on a daily
    basis. I'm not saying that the ability to show this much consideration is easy.
    Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible. No one knows
    better than I how frustrating women can become, as they get older.

    My purpose in writing this is simply to suggest you make the effort.

    Achieving the exemplary level of consideration I have attained is out of
    reach for the average man. However, guys, even if you just yell at your wife a
    little less often because of this article, I will consider that writing it was
    worthwhile.

    BOB
    (Editor's note: Bob's funeral was on Saturday, Nancy was acquitted Monday.)

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    hahaha

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    very funny.

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    Lmao.........

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    LMAO!!! Where can I find my Nancy????

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    I need to show this to my wife. So she can see how much I'm trying to help out. This guy is so caring and nurturing to his wife. I really found him inspirational in my own life. I will from now on strife to be more understand like Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RON
    I need to show this to my wife. So she can see how much I'm trying to help out. This guy is so caring and nurturing to his wife. I really found him inspirational in my own life. I will from now on strife to be more understand like Bob.
    May God rest your soul

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    That was a good read..................why would Nancy kill Bob..... ............he was a good husband and very supportive..........

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    Cutie.............I promise to keep all this in mind when you move in...................remember however I like extra starch in my dress shirts. I will not ask you to talk to me till I fall asleep though..............I'd rather you just "rock" the hammock with me if you please. *wink*

    I can't believe you posted this..................too funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggernaut2148
    Cutie.............I promise to keep all this in mind when you move in...................remember however I like extra starch in my dress shirts. I will not ask you to talk to me till I fall asleep though..............I'd rather you just "rock" the hammock with me if you please. *wink*

    I can't believe you posted this..................too funny!
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    I say treat them like the whores they are and always will be.........guess that's why I'm divorcedBut Alive!!!

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    That's great.

    I have to print this and pass it around.

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    ahh i gotta show one of my friends this, his wife is 11 yrs older than him, he'll have a good laugh at this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bornbad71
    That was a good read..................why would Nancy kill Bob..... ............he was a good husband and very supportive..........
    Maybe it was for the insurance money?? It must have been, Bob treated her like a queen!

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    bob is a piece............

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