My wife and I are having difficulty co-ordinating plans. She’s in Tokyo and I am in Duluth. In an email reply about her change of plans I concluded with:
These are the times that try women’s soulmates!
This is a pun on “These are the times that try men’s souls.” This sentence is the opening line of “The Crisis” by Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776. See http://www.ushistory.org/paine/crisis/c-01.htm.