As a teenage girl growing up in the 80’s it was pretty awesome. There were a lot of independent role models. The icons of the 80s were Madonna, Janet Jackson and Alyssa Milano to name a few. These women were teaching us that we were strong, independent women who didn’t need men. That we were in control. However; those of us who were married were being taught that we were the ones in control and that everything is up to us. And that means even the “chicka chicka boom boom”.
This philosophy may look good on paper and sound really empowering but this thinking, I believe, created a lot more dysfunctional marriages and broken homes. Women decided that men were just another fixture only there for our needs. No mention of their needs.
In the early 90s there was another icon I started listening to; that was Dr. Laura. She taught me how important it was to want to have intimacy in my marriage. Our spouses are not there to serve us. They are there to be loved by us. To care for them and respect them and appreciate who they are, not to change them. Once we release the stress of wanting to control who they are and learn to love them, then the relationship can go so much further.
We do not only need to have sex when we feel like it. What usually makes us not want to feel like it, is us. We tell ourselves how tired we are, how busy we are, how unattractive we feel. We fool ourselves into thinking that if we don’t feel like it, we don’t have to worry about our partner. That is such a selfish thought. Being close to your spouse in such an intimate manner is one of the blessing we have in life. If you feel that you are telling yourself that you’re tired, that only you matter, etc., then you need to decide how important a happy marriage is to you. If your spouse is wanting sex and at that particular time you aren’t feeling like it, then change your thoughts. Put on music that makes you feel happy and sassy. Dress up, do your hair and makeup. If being funny and humorous can get you in the mood do that. This will dramatically change your marriage. If you don’t believe me; challenge yourself to try this over the next few months, but you will also have to change your thinking about your whole relationship no just when you are being intimate.
The status of your relationship is all in your mind. If you want a fabulous relationship all you have to do is think it.
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