I like that you are trying to do your best to not shut the door on me. I can see how you are trying to see if I am going to screw you over again and I assure you I am NOT!
I am concerned with you saying that the longer I am gone, the easier it is for you to just let me go.
I am puzzled by what is going on with you there. I mean, why can’t we talk to each other? It’s nuts.
I know that you say that I have squandered my time to talk, but some of it is that I don’t want to just jump right into things.
I am concerned with the way that you can’t seem to get motivated … I love you and I hate to see you so miserable.
I wish I were home because one of the other things I would like to start doing when I do finally get home is cooking with you. Maybe I am just hungry.
I am concerned about what is happening to us … It is not easy to hear those things and I tend to get defensive or hurt or whatever you want to call it.
I am puzzled by why we can’t seem to talk. The chaplain is back and I am going to go talk to him tomorrow.
I am puzzled by how we are going to begin talking about the real things. I mean, where do we start? What do we start with?
I am still concerned with the expectations thing. I am not quite sure how to answer that. I mean, there are certain things that I expect, but I think I have gotten to where I just take them for granted instead.
I wish you could find it in your heart to be my wife again.
While I am happy that you were candid with me last night, I am still concerned by what you said. I don’t want us to fall apart.
I know that it has been hard on you for doing everything and I want you to know that I understand just how much pressure is on you and how much you do.
There is no getting around the trust issues between us. I am going to do everything I can to SHOW you that I can be trusted.
You are an amazing wife, mother and person! You are beautiful, sexy and funny! I wish I were home to pamper you!
I hate that you are stuck there again. I have been thinking and not really coming up with too much that was useful. Which sucks. But there HAS to be something I can do!!
I just wanted to let you know again how proud of you I am and how proud I am of the kids. You all are the lights of my life.
I wish I were home. I can’t wait to see you again and hold you. I dream of being with you a long LONG time, telling you dumb jokes and hopefully making you laugh.
When two adults (two smart adults) can’t talk about ANYTHING, what the hell is wrong with us? I am scared to death that things are spiraling way out of control.
Hey honey, I appreciate you telling me that you love me. Even though you are “not convinced that it will be enough.”
I am puzzled by what it is going to take to get our freaking money back. I mean, I KNOW what it is going to take.
I am concerned with what is going on with us. I am concerned about not being able to talk with each other. We have GOT to get it worked out. I mean, this is crazy.
I wish I were with you. I hope that we get through this. I dream of growing old with you and a long long time from now realizing how lucky we are to have stayed together.
I don’t know what I wish and hope for right now; other than getting our marriage back.
I appreciate you talking to me while you were watching your movie! It was nice. I know we didn’t really say anything, but it was nice to talk to you.
I wish we could be happy again with each other. I really do. More than anything. I miss you. I miss my best friend.
I don’t want to drift apart baby. I am tired of fighting and arguing over everything under the sun.
I am puzzled by what is going to get shaken loose and whose head is going to roll. I mean, this is nuts.
On any given weekday, an average of 60 U.S. servicemen and women get divorced. “Max” and “Abby,” not their real names, are separated by more than 7,000 miles while he’s deployed with the U.S. Navy to Okinawa. Max is hoping – more than hoping – an exercise known as the PAIRS Daily Temperature Reading helps him protect his own marriage and family while he’s a world away.
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The genuine solitaries of life fear intimacy more than loneliness.
To live several lives, you have to die several deaths.
You may say, “Prove to me you will not mistreat me as I was in the past” or “Make up to me for what someone else did to me.”
When I ask you to listen to me and you start by giving advice,
You have not done what I asked.
Effective communication is the cement that holds a relationship together.
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With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merit.
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It is important to keep your relationship current in the present. The past is history and cannot be changed; the future is uncertain. A relationship thrives or withers in the present.
“There are no set rules for marriage anymore.” ~ Anthony Brandt
It’s not just, “What were you thinking?” but also, “From where were you thinking?”
Considering the parts and functions of the human brain offers a scientific explanation for the importance of bonding.
If you want to avoid intimacy with another person, here are ten rules that are quite effective.
Love knots are faulty assumptions that sabotage intimacy. They may seem true, but upon closer examination, we realize they aren’t based on rationale expectations. Consider one of the most common: “If you really loved me …” If you really loved me, you would know what I want, and you would do it. Since you don’t, you…
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In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Change is the one thing you can count on in relationships. The relationship changes as external circumstances change and as the needs, desires, growth and experience of the partner’s shift. At the same time, resistance to change is normal and should come as no surprise, even when a proposed change clearly makes sense. We resist…
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Most couples who are unhappy in their relationship feel disappointed, if not outright betrayed, that what they expected to find in the relationship either hasn’t happened or has stopped happening.
Some signs and symptoms of inner peace: A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment. A loss of interest in judging other people. A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others. A loss of interest in power and conflict….
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There are some concepts that I have tried to put in simple language, about the emotional development needed for a grownup adult relationship (See Guidelines for Grownups). I’d like to introduce another type of language. Murray Bowen, a psychiatrist who was Director of the Family Studies Center at Georgetown University, has developed some terminology that…
I am a forty-five year-old man, divorced and re-married, with one daughter and one stepdaughter. I have lived most of my life with lots of thoughts about sex.
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