~ By an Anonymous Contributor,
The greatest problem in my marriage was my husband’s lack of understanding of our children. The only time he ever noticed them at all was to scream at them for something they’d done wrong. I also had little respect for myself. Since gaining 40 pounds with my fourth child, this feeling was increasing steadily.
The first four lessons in Fascinating Womanhood depressed me, because I could see that I was failing. I was failing to understand my husband, to make him No. 1, and was also failing in my role as a homemaker. I also had little self-respect. Each lesson became harder to attend. If I hadn’t worked so hard to earn the money to enroll, I would have dropped out.
Then came the miracle lesson on self-dignity. I came home rom class this night feeling on top of the world. From this time on, everything seemed to improve for us.
One night after we got to bed, I brought up the problem of his neglecting the children by saying how badly the children needed him. I was also sympathetic with his problems, admired him, and spoke to him in a childlike way. He began to tell me how he had neglected the children and how he had to spend more time with them and recognize the good they did. Since this time, there is a completely different feeling between my husband and the children. It is wonderful!
Isn’t it amazing, ladies, how a few sentences can completely remake a man’s attitude!
Before Fascinating Womanhood, when we have been in the company of friends, my husband had made belittling remarks about me in a joking manner. Since Fascinating Womanhood, much to my surprise, when we go out with friends, he compliments me and even opens the car door for me.
I really needed the lesson on femininity! I have improved my dress and do not do masculine jobs around the house. Now my husband offers to do the jobs I used to do, thinking I was helping him. I have seen a wonderful change in both of us since I have started to dress more feminine.