True and Real intimacy is the Richest of all Treasures

This is story about a man’s fading love for his wife: Once I got home late; I held my wife’s hand as she served dinner and told her, I’ve got something to tell her. I could see the pain in her eyes as she ate quietly. I told her I want a divorce but she said nothing. She rather asked me softly the reason behind my decision which I avoided. She got angry and abused me and she was right.

It was all my fault…She cried whole night but I didn’t have a reasonable answer to give her why I love the other woman- Jane. I didn’t love my wife and even pitied at her condition! I felt guilt while making a divorce agreement in which I decided to give her our house, car, and even half stake of my company. She saw the agreement and tore it. We spent 10 years of life with each other and now she was a stranger to me.

 I apologized to have wasted her time and energy but I loved Jane extremely. She started weeping loudly to release negative emotions. I reached late next day after a great day with Jane and I saw my wife writing something. Next morning, she was still there, writing something. After a while she gave me her divorce conditions where she didn’t want anything but just 1 months’ notice divorcing. She wanted to make life for both of maximum normal as our son had his exams coming.

My wife never wanted to disturb our son with our wrecked marriage; which I agreed. She also wanted me to remember how I carried her into bridal room on the wedding day. She wanted that to happen for next 30 days; every morning. But I accepted her request and told Jane about the divorce conditions too. Jane laughed at it disrespectfully. My wife and I had no body contact since a long time and when I carried her on the 1st day, it looked very awkward. But our son clapped behind us and was laughing! 2nd day, we acted easily I felt she was not young anymore and this divorce hurt her.

On 6th day, I felt intimacy returning and growing. Our son felt happy always… My wife became very thin lately that made me sad. On the 30th day, I could hardly take a step as it was last day. I told her how wrong I was that I didn’t notice the intimacy that lacked in our lives. I went to office and took stairs quickly to tell Jane “I do not want the divorce anymore, I am sorry.” She got angry and slapped me hard. I realized how I didn’t value the details in our lives and not due lack of love. On the way back home, I bought a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my wife and wrote on a card- “I’ll carry you every morning till deaths do us apart.” When I reached home, I found my wife dead on in the bed.

I got to know she was fighting Cancer for many months but I never cared for her. But she knew about herself and death. She wanted to save me- from our son’s negative reaction- for me; in case of divorce. At least now, our son would know that I’m a loving husband…I was speechless and started a new life with my son and also realized: “Small details in our lives matter a lot in a relationship for happiness and not the materials.

Moral of the story: Always find more time for your partner, friend, and relatives. Do little, special things for each to share respect and joy. Love is the richest of all treasures.