How to stay married rule #3746: The H.B.B. Principle (Hugs Before Business)

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The other day my wife seemed to wake up seriously on the wrong side of the bed. I was up early as usual, had gone to the gym, came home, showered, had some caffeine and was feeding the kids breakfast when she joined me in the kitchen. Since my wife had the day off and our car needed to be inspected, the first words out of my mouth were to tell her that today would be a good day to get their car inspected. Looking back on it I was just checking this item off my mental list. I was in “go” mode. In my home, that meant I didn’t have a lot of free time before I had to get out the door and catch the train for my commute into the office.

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