When your husband asks you what you want for Christmas
Last week when I saw a friend of mine, he out of the blue said with frustration,
"I will never understand women."
I giggled inside, smiled at him and replied, "Stop right there. Don't even go any further."
He attempted to explain.
I just shook my head.
He's about ten years younger than me, so maybe he still hasn't learned.
Poor chap. He was trying to figure out something about his wife, and I simply told him to stop comparing how men and women think.
There wasn't much problem solving happening, but then again, this topic always leaves people feeling confused and unfulfilled.
In another conversation I had a few days later in my practice, as I was finishing up a wonderful adjustment with one of my pregnant practice members, she started to tell me how much she loves the adjustments.
"MaryAnne, you have no idea how much you've helped me. It's changed my life. I can actually feel good every day in my pregnancy. You have magic hands."
Of course I was flattered.
(The magic actually happens inside her body. The adjustments help make that happen.)
She was telling me how much she loves the adjustments and she continued,
"Just the other day, my husband asked me what I want for Christmas. Now, he doesn't get surprised easily. Do you know what I said to him? I said that I want him to buy me a year's worth of adjustments with you, MaryAnne. THAT surprised him!"
She told me that he didn't understand.
Her husband said, "Are you sure? You're pregnant. Just think about it for a few days."
Well, sure, she's pregnant. And little does he know that pregnant women, although sometimes forgetful, they are sharper and more sensitive and perceptive than ever.
They have to be.
They are preparing to give birth and bring their child into this world. They need to be highly sensitive and perceptive!
My advice to her husband (and to my male friend) is to stop trying to figure out women, pregnant or not, and just accept that they won't understand much of what women will say, think, or feel.
That's just the way it is.
As for all the husbands out there, in my opinion, getting your wife a year's worth of adjustments is a brilliant idea.
When we ALL get adjusted, women AND men, we are healthier, happier, and enjoy life more.
Men are simple. I know this much.
And if your wife is feeling happy and healthy, then everyone else in the family will probably be happy and healthy.
It's a good deal.
In my practice, a year's worth of adjustments is £1450 for up to 2 adjustments a week.
For a whole year.
That's a great deal.
It's the most cost effective plan I have.
So if you're not sure what to buy your spouse, consider buying the year-long wellness package!
PPS - I asked my husband to proof-read a draft of this email. He said, "Your email is soft and cuddly and sensitive, but makes no sense to my male mind. I am wise enough not to ask."
Which is what I was saying!