Marriage is hard, and sustaining it takes work from both sides. Even the couples with the healthiest relationships go through rough patches, but most partners eventually figure out a way to resolve their differences.
Sometimes, though, things get so difficult that a couple has no choice but to seek professional help. It may not seem ideal, but it’s perfectly normal and there’s nothing wrong with it.
That’s why one man decided to see his therapist for advice about how to handle his wife’s temper. He wasn’t sure that his therapist’s unusual advice would work, but the result was hilarious!
A man went to the doctor because he was worried about his wife’s temper. When the doctor asked what the problem was, the man said, “Doctor, I don’t know what to do. Every day my wife seems to lose her temper for no reason. It scares me.”
The doctor said, “I have a cure for that. When it seems that your wife is getting angry, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don’t swallow it until she either leaves the room or calms down.”
Two weeks later, the man came back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn. He said, “Doctor, that was a brilliant idea! Every time my wife started losing it, I swished with water. I swished and swished, and she calmed right down!”
“How does a glass of water do that?” the man asked. The doctor smiled knowingly. He had given this same advice to other patients, and it always worked. He said, “The water itself does nothing. It’s keeping your mouth shut that does the trick.”
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This therapist clearly knows his stuff! Sometimes the best solution ends up being the most simple one. Here’s hoping this couple has a long and happy marriage… with plenty of water around, just in case.
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