128 Words

Marriage Counsel

M. Stanley Bubien

"So," the counselor began. "You think your marriage is over."

She sighed. "He's just not the man I married. He used to be so romantic. Always bringing me flowers. Opening the car door. Giving me the most wonderful massages!"

She shook off the memory.

"Now he spends all his time with his friends, drinking beer, talking football. When he is home, he sits in front of the TV and expects to be waited on hand and foot. It's like I'm some sort of fixture!

"I just don't understand what happened," she finished, burying her head in her hands.

After a brief silence, the counselor asked, "Have you told your husband how you feel?"

"What's the point?" she responded without looking up. "People can't change the way they are."

Copyright ©1996 M. Stanley Bubien. All Rights Reserved.

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Mar/Apr, 1996
Issue #1

128 Words