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I have worked so hard my whole life—putting myself through college, raising two babies as a single mother when my first husband walked out on me and then remarrying and taking care of four boys, two cats, assorted dogs and my husband. There have been such long years of hard work, cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, etc.

Just once, I would love to walk into the house after work and [see] that he has hired a cleaning person to create a spotless atmosphere. The table would be set with candles and flowers, and he would have prepared a wonderful dinner with wine. The music would be soft, slow music in the background. This would be followed with the statement, "I love you."

— Harriet of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania