Friday, October 17, 2008

what the heart desires

At marriage counseling the other day, the therapist asked the Sober Husband what it is he wants. He thought about it. "What I want is for Carole to always be a loving and supportive wife while I get to do whatever I want."

We had a good laugh about that, the therapist and I.

17 comments:

Davi said...

The Sober Husband has delusions. Heh.

Meeks said...

Brilliant. At least he's honest. Delusional. But honest.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see your Medusa costume. And how old is too old for the snake in the cleavage thing?

Who asked you? said...

Hey that's what I want from everybody I come in contact with. But then I hear the small Dr. Phil voice that lives in my head say "How's that workin' for ya". I hate that Dr. Phil voice.

Marketeer said...

All the good comments were taken by the time I logged in. Bummer.

Jen in OR said...

Thank you. I had a good laugh, too. =)

Vodalus said...

Funny, I think that's what my dearly beloved wants too.

Joyce said...

this made me feel great affection for both you and anton.

i want that too, of phil, and of you too, carole! (friend, not wife)

kaila said...

ummm did you and the therapist snicker and snort as well, 'cuz damn.

Captain Steve said...

Poor Sober Husband. I laugh at that too.

Laggin said...

Your response to him: "I want lots of great sex and LOTS of money...but we can't all have what we want, right?"

Marketeer said...

Now I know what I wanted to say. Here it is:

As my grandmother always says, "People in hell want ice water, but they aren't going to get it."

Crazy Mo said...

And the man lives to tell the story?!

confessionsofaclosetcase said...

hey I love your blog, but aren't you going to update your food blog?

Our Crooked Tree said...

please tell me this is a joke ☺ at least he was honest

M said...

well, naturally *you* want him to be a loving and supportive husband, while *you* get to do whatever you want, right?!

so, the trick is to find a balance between what you each want and need, yes?

the Drunken Housewife said...

dear Anonymous-cleavage-owner: there is no automatic sell-by date for cleavage. Did you see those pictures of sixty-something Helen Mirren in a red bikini taken recently? If your cleavage is up for it, disregard any concepts related to calendar age.

Dear Closet Case (I like your blog, by the way!), I promise I will update the food blog soon. I have an idea for a post there. It takes more work to write over there, and I am lazy. Over here if I feel like phoning it in, I can just re-tell some quick dialogue from my loved ones.

Dear everyone else, he was serious and honest. He also knows that's not how the world works.