All relationships have its own set of issues, but research has found that the couples that flourish are the ones who are most able to adapt to change, share their emotions “somewhat” effectively, and possess the ability to laugh at themselves and their relationships. Obviously the goal is not to laugh at our partner or our relationship when it is in crisis, but the following is an example of what I mean:

INSTALLING A HUSBAND

Dear Tech Support,
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs such as: NBA 5.0, NFL 3.0 and Golf Clubs 4.1. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail. What can I do?

Signed,
Desperate

DEAR DESPERATE,
First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme.html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.

If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5. However, remember that overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5.

Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)

In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend: Cooking 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7.7.

Good Luck!
Tech Support

I want to encourage you to find humor in yourself and in the nuances of the relationships
that you are in, because according to reader’s digest, “laughter is the best medicine.”

If you find that too many things are a crisis in your relationship and you cannot find humor in
yourself or circumstances, then you might want to consult with a spouse, friend, or even
consider counseling.

Respectfully submitted by

If you would like to contact me for more information, please call me at 315.652.0000 or email.

Jonathan D. Durst, MA, PCC, NCC, LMHC