How can I get my wife to take showers?

2 answers | Last updated: Sep 12, 2016
Ralph c. asked...

My wife thinks she takes frequent showers, but doesn't. I shower everyday and have gone through a number of ways to get her to shower once or twice a week. Mark a day or two on your calendar, you shower first, shower with me, shower when I am in the bathroom, shower when I am not in the bathroom. My patience sometimes wears thin, but would appreciate any suggestions you or others can give me. Thank you, Ralph C

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Ralph c. answered...

Thanks, I'll give it a try!