An older gentleman walked up to me one day and asked, “when is the last time you called your wife by her name?”

I couldn’t remember but I’m sure it had been a while.

I call her lots of things – but not her name. The gentleman said, “when you get home, before you go to bed, call your wife by her name. Your wife is not just some faceless person you share a house with. She has a name.”

Strange encounter.

I thought it was stupid but I tried it anyway. Just in casual conversation I said it. My wife stopped and looked at me sort of shocked. With big tears welling up in her eyes, she said, “You never say my name.

She didn’t have to say anything more, her eyes told me that saying her name wasn’t stupid.

Try it. If you haven’t done it in a while, say her name.

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