How do I get my 58-year-old husband to go to the doctor? He smokes, doesn't exercise and seems to be really tired lately and I worry he has heart problems.
I think your husband is a big baby. But babies must be nurtured and led. Tell him when a man reaches a certain age - plus 55 - he owes it to his family and himself to have an annual physical. If there is nothing wrong - GREAT. If there is something that needs checking like an annual cardiogram - a sugar check up and very important - a prostate checkup, he should be man enough to get these done. If you have a doctor who is reliable - call and make the appointment. Let on that his health insurance policy needs it.
You might compare him to a car - maybe a BMW or Jaguar. A valuable car needs periodic checkups and he is that valuable to you and your family and should get this most important exam. His family and you cannot afford to lose him - "YOU are our most important asset and we love you. SO PLEASE."
P.S. Does he have health insurance? If not - get it. Let me know how you made out.
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