Ellen and her husband Bob went for counseling after 25
years of marriage. When asked what the problem was,
Ellen went into a passionate, painful tirade listing
every problem they had ever had in the 25 years they
had been married.
She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy,
emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable,
an entire laundry list of unmet needs she had endured
over the course of their marriage.
Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient
length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the
desk and after asking Ellen to stand, embraced her,
unbuttoned her blouse and bra, put his hands on her
breasts and massaged them thoroughly, while kissing
her passionately as her husband Bob watched with a
Ellen shut up, buttoned up her blouse, and quietly
sat down while basking in the glow of being highly
The therapist turned to Bob and said, 'This is what
your wife needs at least three times a week...
Can you do this?'
Bob thought for a moment and replied, 'Well, I can
drop her off here on Mondays and Fridays, but on
Wednesday, I play golf.