D: While you were away I did some research.
G: That’s my Einstein. So, what did you investigate?
D: SAD – Separation Anxiety Disorder.
G: Hmm, that sounds interesting. Any findings?
D: I discovered a cure.
G: You discovered a cure? Really?
D: Yep! It’s so simple, I don’t know why no one has thought of it.
G: Well – I’m waiting.
D: Don’t separate.
G: That’s it; that’s your big finding.
D: Clever, huh? Simple, nachon, kind of like the unified field theory.
G: Whatever! Kulfi, your “finding” is more prevention than cure.
D: Whoa, even better.
G: Yeah, but…
D: Would you rather deal with a divorce or prevent one?
G: Well, I…
D: End a war, or not start one?
G: OK, I get your point. But sometimes separation is necessary.
D: No it’s not.
G: Yes it is. Look, you don’t like to fly, right?
G: So, if I have to go to America, what do we do?
D: You don’t go.
G: But what if I have to.
D: You don’t have to.
G: Kulfi, we’re getting nowhere.
D: Anyway, the finding is really for your benefit.
D: Yes, SWMBO* says you were a wreck in America.
G: Well, not a wreck exactly…
D: A mess, a shambles, distraught, anxious, any of these work?
G: More like grief-ravaged, but I’m beginning to feel better.
D: Hmmm…I wonder why. “Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles…”
How to Manage Adult Separation Anxiety: https://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/types/adult-separation-anxiety
Photo by Matthew Henry: https://unsplash.com/photos/hnYMacpvKZY
*She Who Must Be Obeyed