The lion came to the same location and ate the steak and green beans. The lion then fell into a deep food coma and napped. She quivered with fear as she approached the lions face, and yanked off a whisker. The lion lifted his head from his sleep and stared at her. In this moment she was petrified. However, the lion simply turned his head back away, rested his head back on the grass, continued sleeping.
The wife went to the old wise man's house joyously. When she arrived, she presented him with the lion's whisker. He responded with laughter. He then told her that such a task takes immense courage, persistence, and patience. He said that if she applied the courage and patience she used for the quest to her marriage, their relationship would surely thrive.
The wife said, "what about the potion?" and the wise old man told her that a potion wouldn't last forever, but the wife's effort would create a sustainable, loving relationship. She was shocked by the fact that there was no need for a potion at all after she spent so much time and effort to get the lion's whisker. However, she knew that the wise old man gave exceptional advice, so she thought about his words and left.
The wife followed the old wise man's advice and was patient, loving, and understanding towards her husband. Within sa month, the husband changed his behavior onwards her. He finally reverted back to the loving and caring man the wife loved so much. Now she knows that a little effort can go a long way and she doesn't needs any magical potions to help her!