I cannot say enough about these band-aids.
These band-aids saved my marriage.
My marriage fell down and scraped its knee, and then my wife said she would leave me. She said things hadn't been working for years, and she just didn't have the courage to bring it up. She said that what I perceived as my love for her was really my cowardice, my fear of losing her coupled with my fear of living alone. She told me that wasn't love, that was just the fear of not being loved. She's been in therapy for years but I haven't had the guts to go with her. I don't know what she talks about. Once I asked her if she was sleeping with her therapist. She said she wasn't. But I still had my suspicions. I don't know if they were rational suspicions or if I was being paranoid.
I cheated on her once, when we were first married. I felt so guilty I told her about it, and she forgave me, but I don't think I ever fully cleansed myself of the stink of that betrayal. I see it in her eyes, behind her smile, sometimes, when we're making love. I wonder, is it just the hurt? Or is she planning to use this against me sometime? Now I know she'll never use it to hurt me.
She said she was leaving me. So I bought her a puppy, one of the larger breeds. Something that needs a lot of care. And I've started hinting I want to have a child. I tell her I'm ready, even though I'm not. But I can't lose her. This marriage needed fixing, and these band-aids were up to the task.
Thank you, Johnson and Johnson. THANK you. I don't think I could go on without my wife, and I'm terrified that someday she'll find out she can go on without me.
5/18/2019 08:58:35 pm
Lots of irony.
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