Why Men Don't Write Advice Columns (Humor)

I hope you can help me here. Two weeks ago I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt.  I walked back home to get my husband's help. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in the bedroom with a lady from next door making mad passionate love to her.{C}

I am 42, my husband is 45 and we have been married for twelve years.  When I confronted him, he tried to make out that he went into the back yard and heard a lady scream, had come to her rescue but found her unconscious.  He'd carried the woman back to our house, laid her in bed, and began CPR. When she awoke she immediately began thanking him and kissing him and he was attempting to break free when I came back. 

But when I asked him why neither of them had any clothes on, he broke down and admitted that he'd been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. 

I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. I don't feel I can get through to him anymore. I’ve also gained 5 pounds (still gaining) because I’m so upset by this. All I do is eat junk food to make me feel better. Maybe part of me is doing it to punish my husband. 

Can you please help?


Shelia, (Desperate in Seattle)


Dear Desperate:
A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the jubilee clips holding the vacuum pipes onto the inlet manifold. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor or float chamber. I hope this helps.



Dr. Kendra Pearsall’s Comment:

This is a funny joke, but reminds me of my private practice where most of my clients were female and had relationship issues which impacted their emotional and physical health. Sheila is an emotional eater and in order to stop being an emotional eater she needs to address the core issues which are causing her anxiety and hence her overeating. Shelia and her husband need counseling and need to read some books on how to have a healthy marriage if they are both committed to saving their marriage.

And Shelia needs coping techniques other than food. If you are an emotional eater, you need to sign up for our weight loss classes at Enlita.com so that you can break your food addiction and learn how to overcome negative emotions with cutting edge energy psychology and spiritual inquiry techniques. We're not just a weight loss program; we are a life transformation program. 

About the Author:
Dr. Kendra Pearsall, N.M.D. is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in natural weight loss and food addiction. She created Enlita.com to help millions of people achieve optimal health, natural weight loss and life success with her free weekly e-newsletter (sign up at the top of this page.)