From Chicken Soup for the Soul in Menopause

Sweet Advice

If you’re a husband and you return home to find your wife sitting with no clothes on, her feet in a bucket of ice, and fanning herself, please be careful about your reaction.

You could say any of the following:

DANGEROUS:“WHAT in the WORLD are you DOING?”SAFER:“You look nice and cool, dear!”SAFEST:“I have always loved your birthday suit!”or ULTRA-SAFE:“Here, have some chocolate!”

And if your wife seems a bit “off the wall” due to a hormonal imbalance, you could choose any of the following reactions:

DANGEROUS:“I don’t know why you’re so worked up!”SAFER:“Could you be overreacting?”SAFEST:“Here’s the credit card, honey.”or ULTRA-SAFE:“Here, have some chocolate!”

Beverly Walker

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