Relationship Advice Tips from Dr. Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D.
Are you at the point of wanting to separate from your partner because you have lost hope?
Do you constantly weight up the pros and cons of breaking up and separating, hoping against hope that some miracle will happen and save you from bitter disappointment?
Is your failure to make things work making you feel insecure and stressed?
Then there is definitely something there that you can work on.
You don’t really want to separate, but you can’t live a life of pretense any longer.
You missed out on premarital counseling when you might have seen more of your partner and revised your ideas of married life.
So what can you do now?
You can make an active choice to tune into the expectations, fears and sorrows of your partner instead of just trying to be more enticing in bed or buy more gifts.
You could take note of the fear of emotional intimacy.
Watch this video and take note of the story of a couple who after 30 or more years of marriage missed out on these opportunities. They hadn’t spoken to each for a long time and needed someone to be an intermediary – usually falling on one of their children. But that just created more tension and division of loyalties.
You don’t have to end up like them!
AUTHOR OF ‘Now You Want Me, Now You Don’t! Fear of Intimacy: ten ways to recognize it and ten ways to manage it in your relationships.”
Copyright, Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D. 2014
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