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One commenter to the Post said “This is the saddest story I’ve seen in a long, long time.” Maybe they missed the part of the article where Smith admitted it was a joke and that Schulte, a gourmet cook, actually does most of the cooking. Or that he told “The Today Show” that he’s happy in the relationship and never seriously made sandwich-making a proposal requirement.

What’s really sad is that people are quick to diminish individuals who make grand gestures in relationships just to please the other person. When did we get to the point where making a sandwich for a good guy who treats you well is a problem? He wasn’t asking for her to come home and perform a sexual act, nor was he insistent that she prepare three-course meals every night. No, people, sometimes a sandwich is just that – a sandwich. If your man is good to you, treats you well and is a caring, equal partner and you have a problem making him a sandwich, well, the problem is you.

It’s those small gestures of love and caring that make relationships work, and these days, people do far too few of those little things. You want a blowout wedding, a honeymoon in Paris and you can’t slap some mayo, turkey breast and cheese together on two slices of bread? Either you’re in the wrong relationship or you’re the wrong person. Now take a bite out of that.

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