I thought of you when I read this quote from “The Self-Centered Marriage: The Revolutionary ScreamFree Approach to Rebuilding Your “We” by Reclaiming Your “I”” by Hal Edward Runkel, Jenny Runkel – “
But also know this. If you’re having these concerns, and any of these concerns bother you, then you can be sure of one thing: You do still want connection. And I believe your spouse still wants it, too. We all want it. How do we know this? First of all, look at the latest research, which coincides with my clinical experience as a marriage and family therapist. The vast majority of both men and women report an equally strong desire for a close, emotional connection. That’s right: Men report a strong, emotional connection as their main desire. You may find that hard to believe, thinking that all men want is a prostitute and a maid rolled into one, but the evidence is clear. Why else would all these men still be getting remarried, even after horrible divorces, even after finding out that second and third marriages fail at a rate of 60–70%? Why else would all the research say that married men are happier, have greater financial success, and live longer?
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NOTE (my commentary)
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Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?
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