Day 2 of reading For Men Only has revealed much goodness.
And I’m beginning to actually practice some good husband strategies… like listening better. Some more conclusions after the jump…
Chapter 2 had a few nuggets and even more laughs. Hear these… and let me know what you think. My comments below too:
Yes, she knows you love her, but there are periodic times when her feelings ned to be convinced and reassured.
This makes sense… but isn’t this applicable for everyone, even guys? Maybe the more feminine of us…
Ever wonder why she gets crabby or “excessivel emotional” and seems to push you away – but is unhappy or angry when you stay away?
Heck yeah… a big “What the !@#$” for that one. I’ve had that happen a couple times. Hugs are good for this. Or, at least they’ve worked for me…
It’s irrelevant whether she should ‘know logically’ that she’s loved. If she doesn’t feel loved, it’s the same for her as if she isn’t loved.
Wow. Logic sucks when dealing with emotion… unfortunately that’s how I’m programmed. It’s like forcing me to use a Mac when I’m really a PC guy… you know?
If you’re speechless with frustration… you’re still in the game.
I give up way too easily. Darn. This goes along with the idea of a “continual pursuit” of my wife. Yes. Yes. and more Yes. “Pursuit prevents a lot of insecurity.” … w00t.
So, good times. I think Sue is more the “exception” than the “rule”… but basic principles appear to work… just like tonight. For example, I’m practicing my “listening” skills. When I’m talking with Sue, I make sure to have my hands where she can see them so that they can’t go to the keyboard and start randomly browsing while she’s talking.
In addition, I even went one step further and asked to see the clothes she bought. Guess what? She said “Wow, I didn’t think you’d care to see them…!”
Booya x2. I win.