“I had been on the front lines of the battlefield of marriage for twelve years. I had fought daily for what I wanted out of marriage and it had taken its toll. I had battle fatigue, shell shock, nervous tension and I was bitter and resentful, for no victory had been gained, not even a small one. I was constantly losing ground. I felt like I bore the total worry, cost, and all the responsibilities of this war and our children were the ones —innocent ones—who were suffering. After twelve years I felt I just couldn’t continue this any longer and it was then that I was invited to attend a Fascinating Womanhood class.
“Now I am giving up my war for peace; the tension and weariness are over; I’m happy and secure. I can again meet my domestic responsibilities with joy in my heart because I have shed those that were not mine. Practicing Fascinating Womanhood has given me more victories in four months than I had ever seen in twelve years and I didn’t fight for one of them. They were given to me without even asking. I feel loved and cherished, and it is beautiful. Even my appearance has changed; my face has a new light, my eye a new twinkle and real joy radiates from my inner being. Friends compliment me on how pretty I look.
“Before, he was making big plans for building on—not to our home but to the garage—a “bachelors” apartment where he could get away. Plans included a fireplace, sliding glass doors with a beautiful view; a Jacuzzi bath, pool table, bar, colored T.V., etc. After F.W., he is now drawing up plans to remodel our house instead—including a huge family room with a fireplace, a new bedroom for us (he has been sleeping on the couch for six years) and a service room for me with washer, dryer and a place to sew and iron.”