A couple been married a long time. And like many long-term marriages, theirs had lost its spark.
But lately, things had gotten really bad. The husband didn't know what started it - a minor insult, a careless remark, years of buried frustrations, the general malaise that creeps into a marriage when priority is given to kids and careers. Whatever it was, things were bad. They hadn’t made love in months, nor gone on a date. In fact, they barely even talked anymore.
The guy was desperate but didn't know what to say or what to do. He was afraid that their marriage was near the end.
So finally one day, when the wife got home from work, he asked her to join him on the sofa.
"You know how we always said that we were not just husband and wife, but we're best friends?"
"And how we said that best friends part of us should always be able to talk, even if the husband and wife part of us were struggling?"
He could see her face soften a bit.
"Well, I just really need to talk to my best friend right now."
Her lip quivered a bit and she drew a deep breath. "Okay, let's talk."
He sighed. "Thanks... My wife is being SUCH a bitch these days..."