After 35 years of marriage, Earl and Cheryl decide to get help by consulting a counselor.
When the therapist asked what the problem was, Cheryl went into a tirade listing every problem they ever had since they were married.
On and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured.
Finally, after allowing this for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk and after asking Cheryl to stand up, he embraced and kissed her long and passionately as her husband watched – with a raised eyebrow.
Cheryl went quiet and softly sat down as though in a daze.
The therapist turned to Earl and said, “This is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week. Can you do this?”
“Well,” remarked Earl a bit grimly, “I can drop her off here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I golf!”