~ By an Anonymous Contributor
Our marriage had been good but the overly strong leadership exerted by my husband has often made me feel resentful of his demands. After learning more fully through Fascinating Womanhood of the responsibilities he faces and the need he has of my support and admiration, I tried closing the gaps of my misunderstandings. I thanked him for being the hard worker he is. I apologized for pushing my ideas too hard and told him that even though I sometimes had not shown it, I always knew underneath that his judgment was usually right. I also turned over our three teenagers to him without reservation, a way I’d never been able to do before.
There was no immediate reaction. However, one evening when I most needed to hear it, he unexpectedly said to me, “I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately, and I want you to know how happy I am with you and that I trust you completely.”
Never in twenty-two years of marriage has he referred to himself as happy! I don’t think that is something he expected out of life. For him to express these feelings gave me the first experience of “Celestial Love” since courting days.
As far as his relationship with the children, recently he has been telling his friends jokingly, “Being a parent is a full-time job!” And more seriously to me, “I don’t know why I’m so suddenly so involved, but I am so much closer to the kids than I’ve ever been.”
Thank you, Fascinating Womanhood, for helping me understand what it means to be a real woman, I’ve found a new peace, happiness and fulfillment in all I do.