For those of you who have been following my Garfisms, and perhaps read the book, you know that I am an old man – an 84 year old gentleman who lives in a retirement community. One of the things that I have become painfully aware of is that, at my age, the ratio of women to men is about 5 to 1.
In fact, one of the women here has a belief that a woman should marry a man 5 to 7 years younger than she is. Her logic is obvious; they can then grow old together. However, this realization makes me more than ever appreciate the fact that my wife and I are still together.
Now that I am in my “golden years”, the love and companionship of another person means more to me than it ever did before, and because of this, every night before we go to bed, my last words are, “Thank you for another day.”
Persuasive communication skills may not give you another day, but it may help improve your relationships, and studies have shown that people with good relationships tend to live longer.