Saturday, July 20, 2013

Compliments always appreciated

Mr. and Mrs. S. have been married for 71 years.

He's 93 and she's 92.

They met in their high school home room.

"What was the first thing he said to you?" I asked.

He said, "Hello Blondie. I really like your hair. He was always so complimentary before we got married but not so after marriage. A woman has to wait a long time for a compliment after she's married."

I obviously struck a cord.

She also has significant caregiver stress.

He developed Dementia a few years ago and she's cognitively intact.

I did let her know I would have our social worker talk to her about looking into some respite care in the home.

I also made a mental note to be even more complimentary to my wife of 21 years.

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