~ By an Anonymous Contributor
My husband and I were separated, and our divorce was to be final in two months when I began reading Fascinating Womanhood. We are now back together and very, very happy. We are so happy and so close it is as though we just got married. When I found FW, I discovered so many things I’d done that were wrong. I was completely unaware of these things before. I used other men as shining examples, my husband withdrew and our communication was nothing I was always too busy with my housework to spend any time sitting in front of the TV with him. I nagged and pushed him, telling him what a cold person he was. I thought I was a wonderful wife, and it was his fault our marriage wasn’t working out. I was unaware of the importance of a man’s ego and pride. I didn’t realize how they need to be admired by their wife. After reading Fascinating Womanhood, I convinced my husband to come back and give our marriage another try. He wasn’t too willing but did come back just the same. By this time, he was saying he didn’t l I am a professional marriage counselor and I have recently finished taking the Fascinating Womanhood course. I have attended these classes as a participant and not a spectator, because my main goal in life is to be a good wife and homemaker.
It would be difficult to describe how much this course has meant to me. Perhaps if I give you some of my professional background you can better understand the impact this course has had on my marriage.
I am a psychiatric social worker with a master’s degree in social work, as well as a degree in psychology. Since graduation, I have attended hundreds of lectures, institutes, seminars and workshops on the diagnosis and treatment of the individual, marital and family problems. Certainly my education and additional training has helped me to be more effective as a marriage counselor, but I can’t honestly say that it has helped me to be a better wife.
For the past 16 years I have been married to a strong, silent type of man who “speaks softly and carries a big stick.” As far as he’s concerned, “him Tarzan and me Jane” and if I give him any of my psychological mumbo-jumbo, he might just hit me with that big stick.
Although we have had a good marriage, until I took this course I had never really accepted his basic premise about our respective roles in the household, and this has been a source of some friction.
Believe me, living Fascinating Womanhood has been the best thing that ever happened to our marriage. For the past few weeks I have devoted most of my energies to studying, assimilating, and incorporating the principles set forth in Fascinating Womanhood. It hasn’t been easy, but my efforts have not been in vain. I can’t remember a time when my husband has been as happy, self-confident, loving, and considerate. As a matter of fact, he is the happiest Tarzan I know!
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