~ By an Anonymous Contributor
Before taking Fascinating Womanhood, I had practically given up on my marriage. In fact, two days before my class I had consulted a lawyer about getting a divorce from my “unbearable” husband. He drank too much, had no interest in us, and each weekend would take off to some extravagant city and spend his entire paycheck.
When he learned I had seen an attorney he begged me with tears in his eyes to not leave him. “I’ll change. I’ll do anything,” he pleaded. Finally, I was satisfied, for he had promised to change.
Then I had my first Fascinating Womanhood lesson on acceptance. It was a blow to self-sacrificing me. I had to admit I made mistakes too. Could the fault have been mine too, for not accepting him?
I went home and told him I accepted him the way he was. I said I had made a lot of mistakes in our marriage and would sincerely try to do better.
A wonderful, though shocked, expression appeared on his face and he said, “You mean I can go spend all the money and you won’t care?” “If you still want to after I’m fascinating, go ahead,” I said with a smile. Things were better already.
He hasn’t gone out one time since I’ve been practicing this philosophy! I still have a lot of work to do on all phases of it, but our marriage has become better each week, with each chapter. I only hope I can keep improving and may eventually earn his celestial love. Thank you for showing me the way.