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The Nagging Wife

“You don’t still love me as you used to do before our marriage. It is really annoying and I guess there is something to disclose to me”, the wife said sadly to her husband.

He looked at her and his face wore a smile and said: “I really don’t understand why you carry such negative thoughts and doubt!”

“You didn’t answer my question. Go straight to the heart of the matter!”, she insisted and grew more serious.

“Which matter are you talking about. You are just looking for troubles as usual and your mood swings all of sudden”, he replied quietly.

“With such answers I get furious. You always make my blood boil. And don’t forget that my doctor asked me to stay away from stress and calm my nerves”, she said looking angrily at him and her eyes seemed to have hidden some growing volcano that would erupt at any moment.

The husband always tried to be wise and smart while talking to his lovely wife, but sometimes he failed to keep the conversation under control and it quickly turned to a dispute.

She went on: “You don’t talk to me. You stopped saying beautiful words. It has been a long time since you said something to me like “I love you”. You don’t even show any interest to strengthen our love. You killed it by your selfishness and arrogance. You quickly forgot that a long queue of men had been waiting eagerly for my “Yes” but I chose you because of my stupidity. Be brave and honest to tell me that your love was just a whim! You know well how I am open-minded and straight.”

He kept listening to her then he put the newspaper on the table and took off the glasses. His hands were shaking but he tried to look relaxed and confident. His look was tender and merciful.

She went on: “I think that we have reached the turning point in our marriage and we have to put an end to this journey. Everyone can start his own life. Life with you became unbearable and I am wasting my precious days with you. I lost my brightness and vivacity and it’s enough”, she said firmly.

“Margaret how can I live without you, without looking at your beautiful face, without diving in the blue colour of your eyes, without listening to your lovely words? As time elapses you grow more charming and wiser. Our marriage is the most beautiful dream that happened in my life and I will never wake up from this dream. You defeated the power of time and your incomparable splendid beauty always prevails.
I do love you darling and I can’t stand the whole life without you. You are the very reason of my survival,”
He said softly to her.

As usual the wife felt relieved and more self-confident and wore a shy smile and looked down on the floor.

Margaret and Patt had been married for 40 years and they had six grandchildren. They had this conversation at least once a fortnight. Nothing to do so nag and nag …

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