A woman who has recently considered leaving her partner finds her way from hurt to laughter while doing The Work with Byron Katie. Through inquiry she discovers that wanting her partner to open his heart to her is the very impediment to opening her own. Katie says, "Who do you think he would open his heart to faster? A woman with her heart wide open, or a woman who is waiting for him to open up? And when your heart is open like this, do you even care if his heart is open? The whole planet is waiting for someone else to do it first. But you don't have to wait. Question any stressful thought that keeps your heart closed, and see what happens."