After one week of silence treatment from her wife, and sleeping on the living room couch, he approached her with papers and pencils. He suggested that both of them sit down on the dining table and write down on paper what they were not happy about each other. They would then exchange the papers and discuss.
So the wife started to write without looking up because she has a lot to write about her frustration. She was able to jot down things he did several years ago and was proud about her own memory. She even used additional papers. The husband took a long look at the wife and he too started writing. After fifteen minutes of writing, they looked at each other and exchanged the papers.
The husband looked at the paper full of complaints. She was angry. When the wife looked at his paper, she was embarrassed and quickly tore away her own paper.
On his sheet of paper, he had drawn the following picture: