~ From an Anonymous Contributor,
My husband and I have been married 6 years and we have two children. When I became pregnant with my last child, my husband became very cold and indifferent. He said he didn’t love me and said I was like a mother to him. He began having an affair with another woman. After the baby was born I filed for divorce and we got a settlement and separated. But my husband didn’t want a divorce.
We went to a marriage counselor for help and he told us what was wrong but didn’t tell us how to make things right. After being separated for three months, we went back together on a six-month trial. We were both miserable separated. We were from very religious homes. We attended and were very active in our own church when this happened.
During this trial period our marriage was doing fairly well but was shaky and wasn’t what I wanted. I didn’t feel the tenderness I wanted and needed so desperately. I didn’t feel loved like I wanted to be. I felt like our marriage was very insecure but I didn’t know what to do about it. I felt helpless and worried constantly that my husband would find another woman to have an affair with.
At this time I heard about Fascinating Womanhood. The first time I practiced the principles, I saw my husband’s face light up and I felt tenderness, though small, toward me. We had had very little communication, but when I started admiring him and giving him the sympathetic understanding you describe, he became a changed man. His shell has disappeared and he tells me all his problems and treats me with a lovely tender feeling. It is a marvelous experience, one I have always dreamed of but never had. The more I admire him, the more love I feel from him.
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