Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Good Advice

Whenever I'm out of ideas for  a blog post, I have only to pick up the newspaper to find fresh inspiration. Here's a letter from the advice column that I think you will enjoy.

Dear Addy,
I made a stupid joke about my husband in front of his friends and co-workers. I did it innocently, but my husband was humiliated.

Now all his co-workers are making fun of him at work. He is furious with me and feels that I don't love him. I know disrespecting him in front of his friends like that was a careless thing to do. He feels I betrayed him and ridiculed him because I don't care about his feelings.

We have been married for 17 years and have two wonderful kids. I am truly sorry, but I'm not sure how to fix this.

Dear Heartbroken,
Even though you admit that this remark was careless and stupid, you should at least recognize that doing this was also extremely hostile and humiliating.

All the same, if you have apologized and asked for forgiveness, your husband should make an effort to release his own anger and meet you halfway.

If you find you two can't successfully get past this (if he continues to bring it up or retaliates in a way that is out of proportion) you should ask him to put you over his knee and give you a good hard spanking. Make it clear that you want his assurance that that will put an end to his anger and bad feelings, and that he will forgive you for your imprudent behavior.

Well, maybe I enhanced the last paragraph just a bit. The original was something about seeing a therapist. But it's good advice, don't you think?

From Hermione's Heart


Our Bottoms Burn said...

Might put therapists out of work.

Anonymous said...


I bet a lot of couples would benefit from this advice.

I like your version of the story.


wordsmith said...

Good advice, and a lot cheaper!

Aimless Rambling said...

I'm with wordsmith. Those were my exact thoughts - good advice and much cheaper.

lilmisses said...

Why am I seeing a therapist?

SNP said...

I liked your version/advise:)

Hermione said...

OBB - It would reduce their workload for sure.

Joey - It's such an obvious solution.

Wordsmith - Better to spend the extra money on hairbrushes and such.

Sunnygirl - I wonder if that was really "Addy's" first thought too.

Lilmisses - Spanking can't solve all problems, but it can help some of them.

SNP - Thanks. I wonder why it popped into my mind:)


ronnie said...

Yes I think that would work much better than a therapist

Thanks Hermione.


Minielle Labraun said...

A long time ago (25 yrs maybe)I actually remember a woman writing into an advice column where she fought with her husband and was bratting and teasing him by walking around naked----not talking etc.
He did yank her over his knee and spank her. Her question was whether that was appropriate. I don't remember the answer. I was stuck on the spanking!

Bas said...

A therapist? Ugh! Who thinks of those kind of things?
The newspaper is getting a commission?
Obviously, your revised solution is not only much better, but in fact, it will work!

Unknown said...

Haha I love your little addition in there. :D

Spanking can not solve all marital problems, but it sure is an amazing tool to have in your back pocket... or under your back pocket.

My poor Husband told me recently "I am going to spank your butt with a paddle..." I look gleeful" ARGH! I mean thigh with a dowel rod" Me: "NO!" Him: I knew there was one you like and one you hate. *laugh*

Hermione said...

Ronnie - This columnist usually gives pretty good advice. the last one solved every problem by suggesting counseling. Boring!

Minelle - I seem to recall that one too.

Bas - Too bad I can't submit it as an alternative solution.

YL - Yes, under your back pocket is the perfect spot!

I'd hate the dowel/thighs one too.


Emen said...

If only they knew what a spanking would fix. If only we could tell them.

I love your ability to find inspiration. I love your outlook and your humor. It comes from your joy in the love of the kink :)

Hermione said...

Emen - Thank you. Looking for blog material sure keeps me on my toes.


Anonymous said...

Speaking from personal experience, that is excellent advice. Immediate results too!

lilmisses said...

I'm just thinking I can avoid the therapist altogether! lol.

Anonymous said...

You should consider syndication, Hermoine, you might soon be the most popular advice columnist of all time.:)

Michael M said...

Hence the term Agony Aunt.

Hermione said...

Cowgirl - I think most of us have had that same experience.

Lilmisses - Who knows? You may be able to. Good luck!

Lillie - It would be fun to try that.

Michael M - Yes, that thought came to mind.