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Work or Wife?

Reader's Digest, August, 1982

Elsa no longer remembers what the argument was about, but it began before breakfast one morning and continued as Steve started off to work. "How can you just go off like that?" cried Elsa. "We haven't settled a thing!"

Then Steve did what few men as ambitious and driven as Steve is could do: he turned around and went to the phone and canceled all his appointments for that day, "saying to me, in effect, that our relationship meant more than business meetings, saying that I'd married a man who would sacrifice work for love."