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A couple went to see a therapist after years of unhappiness. The wife begins dumping her frustration with her husband to the therapist, listing all his flaws, one by one. The male therapist walks over to the woman, takes her hands, pulls her to her feet, and gives her a passionate kiss on the lips. After he releases her, he turns to her husband and says, “This is what your wife needs every day. Do you think you can handle it?” The husband answers, “Well, I can have her here on Monday through Thursday, but Friday’s I fish.”

I remember being a kid and hearing about how my brothers were making it to a “base” with their girlfriends. The older would say, “Did you make it second base?” The younger would reply, “No. But I made it to first base!” Because they also were very proficient baseball players, I thought they were playing ball games with their girlfriends. Little did I know, that’s exactly what they were doing, but not the way I thought.

Women married to men who are consumed by watching sports, are called “Sports Widows,” because while it’s football, baseball, soccer, whatever sport season is “on” the marriage is “off.” These women are amazed how the game of baseball can keep a man interested and focused for over two hours. The game of football can hold their attention for over four hours, and th