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When I Retired

April 18, 2010
Dear Dr. Phil,

When I retired, I could hardly wait to spend time enjoying my favorite pastime – barramundi fishing. I got my own little fishing boat and tried to get my wife to join me, but she just never liked fishing. 

Finally, one day at the Bait & Tackle Shop, I got to talking to Sam the shop owner who, it turned out, loves barramundi fishing as much as I do. 

We quickly became fishing buddies.

As I said, my wife doesn’t care about fishing. She  refuses to join us and she always complains that I spend too much time fishing. 

A few weeks ago, Sam and I had the best fishing trip ever. Not only did I catch the most beautiful barramundi you’ve ever seen, only a few minutes later, Sam caught another! 

So I took a picture of Sam holding up the two nice barramundi that we caught and showed the picture to my wife hoping that maybe she’d get interested. Instead, she says she doesn’t want me to go fishing at all anymore! And she wants me to sell the boat! I think she just doesn’t like to see me enjoying myself. 

What would you do? 

Tell my wife to forget it and continue my hobby or quit fishing and sell the boat like she insists?



P.S. Enclosed is a picture of Sam with the two barramundi we caught.

Dr. Phil replies:


Dear Jack,
Get rid of that narrow-minded wife.
That’s a nice pair of barramundi!

Dr. Phil