A man is having marital problems, so he decides to see a therapist.
The man says, “I don’t know what to do, every day my wife seems to lose her temper with me for no reason.”
The therapist thinks for a moment then says, “I think I have an answer for your problem… “
“When it seems that your wife is getting angry, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth… “
“Just swish and swish, but don’t swallow it until she either leaves the room or calms down.”
Two weeks later, the man goes back to the therapist looking fresh and reborn.
The man says, “You know, that was a brilliant idea!… “
“Every time my wife started berating me, I swished with water… “
“I swished and swished, and after a few minutes she calmed right down!”
“How does a glass of water do that?”
The therapist says, “The water itself does nothing… “
“It’s keeping your mouth shut that does the trick.”