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'You really need glasses, dear. You're starting to annoy me.'
With the children all off to college, Gwen has been told this was the time to focus on Gus and rekindle their romance.
"We never talk anymore."
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"Gays and lesbians getting married – haven't they suffered enough?"
"I'm sixty-six – I don't want to see puppets in anything."
"I'm using my married name right now, but I'm keeping my maiden name on ice, just in case."
"I have a taste for luxury."
"Want to get in one last constructive criticism before we lose him?"
Tags:doctor, doctors, surgeon, surgeons, surgery, death, dying, terminally ill, end of life care, constructive criticism, criticism, critical, overly critical, critical partner, critical partners, critical spouse, critical spouses, critical wife, critical wives, marriage, married couple, married couples, relationship, relationships, hospital, hospitals
The Crossroads of Wisdom: Past Mistakes, Future Gambles and Listen to Your Wife.
"It's only until spring."
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"I don't mean to make you miserable on purpose, it just happens in the normal course of my behavior."
Tags:husband, husbands, wife, wives, married life, married couple, married couples, marital problem, marital problems, miserable, unhappy marriage, unhappy marriages, incompatible, incompatibility, misery, misery loves company, depression, depressed, bad relationship, bad relationships, personality clash, personality clashes
A couple decides what to watch.
Tags:reality tv, reality television, scripted series, reality show, reality shows, guilty pleasure, guilty pleasures, indecision, indecisive, binge, binges, bingeing, binging, binge watch, binge watches, marathon, marathons, marathoning, watch tv, watches tv, watching tv, couple, couples, married couple, married couples, guilt
"Here's a letter to Dorothy Dix that describes my own case exactly. It's signed 'Desperate.'"
Tags:marriage, marriages, married couple, married couples, unhappy marriage, unhappy marriages, failing marriage, failing marriages, relationships, long term relationships, bad relationships, advice column, advice columns, agony aunt, agony aunts, newspaper, newspapers, reading the paper, news, desparate
"Perhaps you'd be able to sleep better if you pajamas weren't so loud."
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"We're only here summers, but Roger likes to be taken for a local."
Tags:summer, summers, summer holiday, summer holidays, summer vacation, summer vacations, holiday, holidys, vaation, vacations, holiday home, holiday homes, local, locals, tourist, tourists, going native, dressing the part, couple, couples, married couple, married couples, coulples holiday, couples holidays
"Well, the children are grown up, married, divorced, and remarried. I guess our job is done."
Tags:divorce, divorces, divorced, marital problem, marital problems, married life, married couple, married couples, family life, family-life, family lives, grownup kid, grownup kids, grownup children, grownup child, grown-up kid, grown-up kids, rites of passage, rite of passage, grown-up children, grown-up child, parenthood, parenting, parent, parents, motherhood, mother, mothers, father, fathers, fatherhood, mom, moms, mum, mums, dad, dads
'But you said to get you up at 6 because you had to wash your hair. . . but you said not matter how much you. . . but. . .'
Tags:early morning, early mornings, hair, washing hair, wake up, wake ups, call, calls, husband, husbands, wife, wives, married life, married couple, married couples, morning person, morning people, sleeping in, lying in, lie in, lie ins, alarm, alarms, alarm clock, alarm clocks, real life adventures
'Not tonight, Deer, I have a headache.'
"Everybody in the whole damn household is alpha."
Tags:stress, stresses, stressful, personality, personality clash, personality clashes, household, households, wife, wives, husband, husbands, married couple, married couples, therapist, therapists, therapy, psychologist, psychologists, alpha, alpha dog, alpha dogs, leader, leaders, leadership, complex
". . . and do you, John, give up your smug air of bemused detachment for the demands of marriage?"
Tags:bride, brides, bridegroom, bridegrooms, husband, husbands, wife, wives, commitment, commitments, detached, detachment, demands, married life, married couple, married couples, happy marriage, bachelor, bachelors, bachelorhood, smug, smugness, wedding, weddings, wedding vow, wedding vows, marriage vow, marriage vows
"So honey, how bad was your day today?"
Tags:bad day at the office, office job, office jobs, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, husband, husbands, wife, wives, married life, married couple, married couples, job satisfaction, job dissatisfaction, employee satisfaction, pessimist, pessimists, pessimism, pessimistic, discontent, discontented
"Well, there's no sense in us both getting a lobotomy."
"I think Dad is the reason Mom never married."
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"I have an evacuation plan that includes Roger and one that does not include Roger."