A wife went to a lawyer’s office full of hatred toward her husband. “I want to get rid of him. I want a divorce but before I divorce him I want to hurt him as much as he has hurt me.”
The Lawyer suggested a plan “Go home and from today onwards act as if you really love your husband. Tell him how much he means to you. Praise him for everything. Go out of your way to be as kind, considerate, and generous as possible. Spare no efforts to please him and make him happy. Make him believe you love him. After you’ve convinced him of your love and he gets all the love from you, then drop the bomb. Tell him that you are getting a divorce. That will really hurt him.”
With revenge in her eyes, she smiled and exclaimed, “Beautiful, beautiful.”
The lawyer said, “After you have shocked him come to me, we will file the papers of divorce.”
And she did it with enthusiasm. She acted as if she loved him for two months. She showed love, kindness, listening, giving, reinforcing, sharing, patience, sacrifice. Well even after 3 months she did not return to the lawyer.
Finally he called her, “Are you ready now to go through with the divorce?” “Divorce?” she exclaimed.
“Never! I discovered that he really loves me and now I have made a decision to love him even if he does not love me because love changes everything.”