~ By an Anonymous Contributor
My husband and I have been married twenty-seven years. I had always thought we had a wonderful marriage, that is, for the first half of it. Then things begin to happen. We have seven children whom we love very much, but this was not enough to keep our marriage together. A friend and sister had been trying to get e interested in Fascinating Womanhood, so in desperation I thought I would try, so I borrowed a book and began to read. To me, it was revelation upon revelation.
My husband at the time, was planning to leave me. I told him I thought he should as we had nothing in common anymore. He was two hundred miles a way looking for work which would take him farther away so I had to work fast. The night he came home, I applied the first assignment, to accept him and tell him so, and I told him I would like very much to have a chance to prove to him I would improve. He said nothing.
The next night I asked him if he had thought about it and he said “yes” but was convinced it wouldn’t work. He was so discouraged, disillusioned, and unhappy that he thought the only thing to do was to go away by himself. I tried to convince him otherwise but nothing would change his mind. Well, with my life at an end, so I thought, I cried the whole night.
The next morning, he asked me if I really meant what I said and I said “yes.” He told me that he had always loved me, that he didn’t really want to leave, and that his boss had offered him a raise if he would stay. He held me in his arms as if he would never let go. I am remembering our first year of marriage when he kissed my feet and called me his “little angel.” I am wondering how I could have been such a fool as to let him down as I have. But I feel very blessed to be given another chance and by applying the principles of Fascinating Womanhood, I am praying I will be able to arouse these feelings again.