After my oncologist appointment today, I had a great talk with my wife at Dairy Queen of all places. Seems we talk more when we’re not home… go figure.
Anyway, I’ve been slowing down and working less. I guess it’s a guy thing, but producing less on the money side of things is a hard transition for me. I used to have a full-time job but can’t seem to do that anymore.
Financially we’re doing okay. It’s just hard for me to see her going off to work each morning while I am just working a part-time (make that very part-time, no, make that extremely part-time) business.
She reassured me that she is very happy and wants me to accept and enjoy this time of semi-retirement. In other, more direct words, she was saying – get over it!
It’s funny. Over a lot of our marriage I was reassuring and supporting her. Now the coin has flipped.
Sometimes we men think less about relationships and more about our jobs. We do selfish things. We take our spouse and all she gives us for granted. Now the older I get the more I realize just how important she is to me.
I love her.