We were sitting at the dinner table the other night, when my husband looked over at me sweetly, took my hand in his, and said:
"I've been doing a lot of reading lately, and I'm beginning to think that I didn't really marry you for any of the reasons I thought I did."
Me: "Oh really? Please tell me more."
Husband: "Well, I read this interesting article about people who had been in accidents that damaged the parts of their brain that control emotions. They end up spending so much time and energy trying to reason things out that it causes them to not be able to make any decisions about anything."
Me: "That is interesting...but what does it have to do with why you married me?"
Husband: "When I married you, I had all these logical reasons, but it turns out that logic relies pretty heavily on emotions, so I think I married you just as much for emotion as for reason."
Me: "So what you're saying is that you didn't think you married me for love, but it turns out that you did?"
Husband: "Well, it doesn't sound very nice when you put it like that. It's just that consciously, I thought I was making a choice for certain reasons that made sense, but I think my subconscious mind knew how I really felt about you and made sure I made the right choice in marrying you."
Me: "So what you're saying is that it took your subconscious mind to talk you into marrying me?"
Husband: "Oh, never mind! I really married you because I had a huge crush on you in high school, and I just never could get over it."
At least there was ONE good reason. I'm kidding...the truth is, even though I like to give him a hard time, I love him even more when he says things like that. That's the nerdy, cerebral, wonderful man I married, and I wouldn't trade him for the world.
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