Last night, in bed:
me: I wish I didn’t always feel so overwhelmed.
him: Do you feel overwhelmed sometimes?
me: I feel overwhelmed every day.
him: Why do you feel overwhelmed every day?
me: Because I don’t really like my life the way it is.
him: How do you want your life to be different?
me: I want to do more fulfilling work, I want to earn more money, and I want to not feel so empty at home.
Thirty seconds later he was asleep.
How does he do that?