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Post by eddie on Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:54 pm

Women: Five Reasons Your Divorce Is Your Fault

I teach intimacy skills, but not to couples and not to men. I only teach them to women because we are the ones who have the power to make our relationships intimate. When a woman learns intimacy skills, her relationship becomes passionate and peaceful in about two weeks. Clients often say, “I feel like I have a new husband.” But he’s not the one who changed — she did, and then he responds to her differently.

That’s how it always is when a woman has a good guy. Of course, not all guys are good guys. If your husband is actively addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling, or is physically abusive, or not capable of being faithful, yours is a divorce I endorse. Safety comes first and you’re not safe in those situations because his compulsion will always come before you.

But if he doesn’t fall into one of those categories, he’s a good guy — not a perfect guy, but one you can have a wonderful relationship with when you learn the skills that contribute to intimacy.

Below are five ways that women unwittingly sabotage their marriages, along with the proven remedies for restoring the love and closeness you once shared.

1. Rejecting his efforts to make you happy

Husbands and wives bring different strengths and desires to marriage. For women, feeling cherished and desired is vital. For a man, respect and sex are of utmost importance. Men also have a powerful drive to make their wives happy — it contributes to their feeling of success.

You might think that your husband is the exception — that he doesn’t care about delighting you — but he may just be discouraged because he doesn’t feel that he can please you. You have the power to transform your relationship by becoming pleasable, which means showing appreciation for his efforts instead of rejecting or dismissing them — and by extension, him.

When you reject his efforts because they aren’t what you had in mind (e.g., a present that isn’t what you want, cleaning that’s not to your standards, or a compliment you don’t agree with), there’s nothing he can do to improve the situation, but there is something powerful you can do: receive graciously.

Remedy: Try an experiment for the next two weeks: However small or imperfect his efforts, receive what your husband offers when he is trying to please or help you. Thank him for his thoughtfulness. Notice how quickly this creates more intimacy as you practice the skill of receiving graciously.

2. Taking the same approach at home as you do at work

We women can create a gratifying culture of intimacy, if we know how. If all we’ve ever been taught is how to get ahead in school and career, but not how to foster intimacy, it’s pretty hard to change hats when the work day is done and we want a loving, supportive home.

At work we have to manage projects and staff, move the bottom line and get that promotion. At home the goals are different; we want to feel appreciated and wanted and get more help around the house. But if you treat your husband like an employee, he will rebel. Respecting your husband by saying what you want instead of telling him what to do gives him the opportunity to make you happy in a way that no amount of managing ever will.

Remedy: For two weeks say what you want, but not what he should do or how he should do it. Be patient and allow him to find his own way of pleasing you. Remember, he wants to. Let him, and he will.

3. Withholding sex

Most men need sex more than women to feel intimate. You are his only source for that vital form of connecting, and when you withhold — whether to punish or because you’re exhausted — you miss a chance to receive the intimacy that you both crave.

Remedy: Over the next two weeks as you start experiencing more intimacy, consider making yourself available for sex at least once a week in support of your mutual goal of connecting.

4. Initiating divorce when the problem isn’t insurmountable

Women initiate between 66% and 90% of all divorces. You might think that’s because men do things to make marriage untenable — like cheat or hit them — but I hear about women divorcing because he didn’t help with the baby, he was emotionally unavailable, or because they grew apart. Countless women tell me they divorced because their husbands weren’t capable of meeting their needs.

When the women I work with learn intimacy skills, it changes the way they see a previous marriage. Some women tell me that they realize they were married to a good guy, but divorced because they lacked the skills to have a happy relationship. Sometimes it causes them enormous grief.

It is heartbreaking to see marriages end because of a simple lack of skills. It’s no different than seeing someone try to drive a car without a single lesson: A crash is inevitable, but it’s preventable.

Remedy: Consider taking divorce off the table just for the next two weeks, keeping in mind that intimacy needs safety to thrive. In my experience, any woman who has a good guy can bring her marriage back from the brink of divorce and transform it into a happy, loving relationship by practicing the intimacy skills. You can do the same.

5. Waiting for him to improve

You might wonder why there’s no article for men explaining what they can do to improve their marriages. Even if there was, you couldn’t make your husband read it or do what it says. You can change yourself, and he will respond to you differently.

Remedy: Instead of pleading, criticizing or demanding that your husband change, try the remedies above for two weeks. To learn how, get the free 17-page e-book Six Lessons for Lasting Love at LauraDoyle.org

If you want peace in your marriage, then let it begin with you.

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Post by eddie on Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:57 pm

You know sexist and old-fashioned as this might sound it rings very true to me.
Men aren't as good at adapting to change and aren't as emotionally made of steel as most women; they are essentially, boys that never grow up.

I'm quite old-fashioned - some of you may be shocked lol - and I think the above, is actually pretty good advice on the whole......
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Post by eddie on Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:20 pm

Afternoon Zack

Alot of females (maybe it's an age thing?) seem to think men are like women: they are not.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:29 pm

Personally I think the above article is a load of bollocks.

Most marriages break down simply because both sides have reached a point of no return.
Generally, and it matters not the reason, but something has caused both to have a fight, of which is never fully resolved or forgiven. When this happens the original problem opens the door to more problems. Things that were never once an issue before, become problematic and before long, one problem has now branched out into hundreds. Its a spiral that often gets out of control as neither side is willing to compromise, forgive, move on etc. Like I say, so often this always stems from one initial problem, that is never fully resolved

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Post by eddie on Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:41 pm

I think you're right didge, but this is about marriages where couples are taking eachother for granted and in any case, if more intimacy is achieved it will often open up discussion and conversation so that issues can be resolved.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:45 pm

eddie wrote:I think you're right didge, but this is about marriages where couples are taking eachother for granted and in any case, if more intimacy is achieved it will often open up discussion and conversation so that issues can be resolved.

I get that Eddie, but to me, when in love there are never any obstacles.
Look at people who have been happily married, where you find both work at the marriage making the other continually happy

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Post by 'Wolfie on Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:47 pm

Didge wrote:Personally I think the above article is a load of bollocks.

Most marriages break down simply because both sides have reached a point of no return.
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cheers

I Agree...

It'e all a load of misandrist and anti-feminist bulldust...
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Post by 'Wolfie on Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:56 pm

eddie wrote:..................
Men aren't as good at adapting to change and aren't as emotionally made of steel as most women; they are essentially, boys that never grow up.

I'm quite old fashioned......................

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"Men aren't as good at adapting to change and aren't as emotionally made of steel as most women......."


WHAT a load of tripe !!!
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Post by eddie on Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:38 pm

Is it?
Prove it. Rolling around laughing is how you respond to most of my posts and I'm really not that funny wolfie.

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