still visibly perturbed, pushing his food around on his plate without eating much. Sensing his distress, his wife attempts to engage him in conversation again, gently asking, “Honey, please tell me what’s bothering you. I’m here for you.”
He sighs deeply and begins to open up about his day at work. He recounts how a significant project he had been working on tirelessly for months was suddenly reassigned to a colleague. He felt overlooked and undervalued, despite his dedication.
Listening intently, his wife reaches out and holds his hand. “I’m sorry you’re going through this. Your hard work should have been recognized,” she empathizes.
Throughout the meal, she listens attentively, offering words of support and encouragement. After dinner, she suggests taking a walk together, hoping it might help alleviate his stress.