What did she mean?
Wait... we still have to date each other?!
Strengthening your marriage means romance, but it also involves communication, trust, intimacy and so much more. As life ebbs and flows, you'll be presented with many exciting and sexy experiences, as well as trying and difficult times. Our blog, LoveTalk, is designed to be a resource for couples as they navigate their relationship throughout the many phases of life.
People have a deep, biological desire to love and be loved and accepted for who they are. How many times have you encouraged your spouse to tell you what’s wrong? Next, ask yourself, do you really want to know?
‘Of course I want to know!’ I can hear you saying to me, but I’m asking you to be honest. If you’ve had a fight after receiving their response, chances are there is a part of you that really didn’t want to know.
Another biological response we possess is to protect ourselves. It was a necessity, a survival tactic… yet when it comes to modern relationships, protection often means hiding our true self.
If our partner knows ‘too much’, will s/he still love us? If we give them the power to hurt us or reject us, we ultimately must give up some amount of control. If our partner doesn’t like what they see, is the cost something with which I can live?
Recently someone offered the following wisdom that I’d like to share with you: If you don’t commit totally, you can’t fail.
Without risk, we can’t thrive. The more we share with our partner, the greater the opportunity to gain that love and acceptance we crave so deeply. Any time we initiate another step toward opening up and revealing our true selves, it’s going to be a little scary. Yet it’s important to realize that is also incredibly rewarding.