Dr. Michael Craig, Vol. 5, #29 – August 3, 2017. Published weekly (except when its not).
Hi – Today is my 65th birthday – I made it while Medicare is still solvent (so far)! And, since my wife is so good to me today, I’m back on her favorite subject: Men-Women relationships.
Zilch is happening on our book. Nothing more to report. Yet.
But that will soon change. What with a constant flow of traffic through our house from AirBnB folks, various diseases, home/rental property repairs and other hassles, we have been lucky just to keep up.
But I’m not making excuses; we will begin writing again when we return from my “restful” trip to our Tennessee cabin where I spent the last 2 days fixing a water leak behind the shower wall.
Men Want Women to Be Happy
Its true. Most men in long-term relationships say their greatest joy is to see their woman smile. (I’m not sure how it works for gay couples, but the more masculine of the set would probably find this true for them as well.)
My greatest birthday wish, for example, is to just chill and allow my wife to do the same. We love to take short walks in the woods, rock on the porch, visit neighbors, and watch a favorite movie we can both agree on . . . all four of them!
When Soma smiles, I know I’m not currently guilty of anything. This is a major deal, since I’m usually adept at crossing all sorts of hidden barriers and violating non-verbal protocols. When that guilt creeps in and I have crossed the line, I know the best defense is to stop, let her talk (or fuss), and accept everything she’s saying at face value. Then I take a deep breath and tell her how much I appreciate her efforts, her devotion, and her love.
Then the smile comes. Usually. Sometimes it takes a bit longer.
Guys: Persevere. You don’t need to understand, just accept. Then love.
To your health and happiness,
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