Will You Do Me a Favor?


Warning: highly mushy content ahead.

My husband and I are sitting on the couch watching TV (Top Chef, one of our compromise shows – not scary for me, not any babies or wedding stuff for him). He looks over, “Will you do me a favor?”

We’ve done this routine many times in our 14 years of marriage. I don’t even need to ask what the favor is. I get up (a little grumpy), and bring him a glass of water. “Thank you, Boo,” he says and gives me a big smile. We continue to watch TV as we hold hands.

We say, “I love you” a lot to each other. But a glass of water is a coded message way of Jung asking, “Do you really love me?” My action answers and reassures him.

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Wife, mother of 2, worker bee - striving to balance roles and continually learn
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6 Responses to Will You Do Me a Favor?

  1. Love this. That’s the same exact question for us, except I’m the one asking for a favor. ❤

  2. BeingMama says:

    Every night we give mutual foot massages, feet in the other’s lap. We’ve been doing this for many years. On the rare night that we don’t, it does feel like more than a foot massage was rejected! Silly, important rituals.

  3. Ann says:

    I was surprised when you said 14 years married. The years are flying buy so fast. Greg and I celebrated out 5 year anniversary in November. It is sad that some people never experience those quiet moments that mean so much to only the couple sharing them. My favorite moments in romantic comedies is when the man or women recite all the little things they love about one another.

    • Beth says:

      5 years already for you and Greg – wow! Time really flies. When I see pictures of Elizabeth, I tangibly see how much time has passed. She was 1 years old when we got married and now she is 16.

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