Scene: My husband walks in the door from work. I need validation and assurance. We are in the family room. It is night.
My husband: Hi, honey, how was your day?
Me: DO YOU EVEN LOVE ME?
My husband: Sounds good. I’m going to take a shower now.
Me: What is that faraway look in your eye? Are you leaving me? Who is she?
My husband: See you in about 15 minutes.
*****15 Minutes Later*****
Scene: It is still night.
My husband: What are our plans for Saturday?
Me: I feel so disconnected from you. We never talk anymore.
My husband: Aren’t we talking now?
Me: You don’t look at me the same. I want you to look at me the same.
My husband (making a dopey face): Like this?
Me (making an even dopier face with oogly eyes): No. Like this.
My husband: I don’t think my face can do that.
Me: It would if it loved me.
*****3 Minutes Later*****
Scene: Night still.
My husband: What’s for dinner?
Me: All I do is cook and clean! You don’t appreciate me!
My husband: It looks delicious. I will clean up the kitchen after I eat your homecooked meal.
Me: Are you patronizing me?
My husband: Nope.
Me: So you love me?
My husband: Yep.
Me: That didn’t sound very convincing. You paused a little before answering.
My husband: What can I do to make you feel better?
Me: Make your face do that thing I showed you.