After thirty years of marriage a husband a
nd wife go for counselling.
When asked what the problem is, the wife goes
into a tirade listing every problem they had
ever had in the years they had been married.
On and on she goes: neglect, lack of intimacy,
emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and
unlovable— an entire laundry list of unmet needs
she has endured.
Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient
length of time, the therapist gets up, walks
around the desk, and after asking the wife to
stand, he embraces and kisses her long and
passionately as her husband watches with a
The woman shuts up and quietly sits down as though
in a daze.
The therapist turns to the husband and says,
“This is what your wife needs at least three
times a week. Can you do this?”
“Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays
and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish.”