Feelings can change when actions do

George Crane tells of a woman who came to him for marriage counselling. She was very bitter about her husband and wanted to divorce him in a way that would hurt him like he’d hurt her. So George, craftily, suggested she shouldn’t do anything immediately, but rather act lovingly over the next couple of months, and then drop the bombshell by serving him the divorce papers. Well she loved that idea.
Three months later he phoned to see how she was doing and if she’d served the divorce papers yet. “Oh, I could never do that,” she replied. “I never realized how much I loved him until I started acting like it; and I never realized how considerate he could be to me because of it”.
Most of us let our feelings dictate our actions. But it’s amazing how feelings can change for the better when our actions do.

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