A Wise Woman
A man from the progeny of Alī رضي الله عنه once said to his wife, “I give you the choice of remaining in my marriage or separating from me. As soon as he uttered these words, he realised his mistake and was filled with regret.
His wife replied, “For the past twenty years, you had the choice of divorcing me, but you acted responsibly and did not break our marriage.For a single moment when this choice is in my hand, I would never abuse it. I once again place the matter in your hands.”The husband was amazed at her reply and happily kept her as his wife.
Sound and stable marriages require responsible individuals, who carefully assess the repercussions of their words prior to speaking.
Source: Pearls from the Path