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william williams

advice from a retired husband

Post by william williams » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:40 pm

ADVICE FROM A RETIRED HUSBAND

It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are oversensitive, and there's nothing worse than an oversensitive woman.


My name is Bill. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Maureen. When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Maureen to get a full-time job, along with her part-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed. Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work

Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch each day in the Men's Grill at the Golf Club, so eating out is not an option in the evening. I'm ready for some home-cooked grub when I hit that door. She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner.

I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take 'em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two, or even three days. That way, she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points..

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods... She had to take a break when she was only half-finished mowing the front lawn. I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man.. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too. .

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Maureen. I'm not saying that showing this much patience & consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other.

Bill the old Battler

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Re: advice from a retired husband

Post by r.magnay » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:49 pm

yeah...well done Bill, should win you a lotta points with the ladies I reckon..... :roll: ..actually, are you sure your not my late father inlaw?.... ;)
Ross

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Re: advice from a retired husband

Post by william williams » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:47 pm

now Ross how could I be your LATE fatherin law as I ain't dead yet :? :roll: But I may soon be when my missus reads this :lol: :cry: :oops:

bill the old battler

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Re: advice from a retired husband

Post by r.magnay » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:16 am

....you're onto it Bill!... ;)
Ross

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Re: advice from a retired husband

Post by Rimeriter » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:57 am

More like -

Bill the Old Bugger.


Terrific true tale ?
Jim.

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