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Subject: Re: WYWO kerfluffle Date: 7/28/2003 2:26 PM
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I'd say anything short of murder can be deemed as restraint on the part of her husband.

Nope. I don't buy it. A deck is a deck. It can be repaired. A stucco wall can be re-painted. You can't take back hurtful words or abusive behavior. No matter how bad it was, the husband should have controlled his behavior and dealt with it in a reasonable fashion when he was able to act like an adult.

I know whereof I speak. Both DH and I have done some pretty stupid things. He forgot to turn off the sprinkler system until one cold November day when he got up early to leave town and found it had frozen and broken and we had a major mess. I dealt with it and kept my cool. (Of course, I also took over arrangements to have the system blown out and shut down in September each year.)

I was distressed about a life crisis and scraped our new van along a post in the work parking lot. DH said it could happen to anyone and didn't make a big deal of making the repairs.

There are many more examples.

People who are married need to make a big effort to be as kind to each other as they would to other people.

That's how it works.

Gail
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