Wow Not The Respoinse I ExpectedI asked my wife why she was making efforts at both emotional and physical intimacy when for so many years she had never considered this important.
Her response: “Because I was a fool. I thought that if I was basically happy then my partner should be too. I failed to see if you were not happy then I was destroying what mattered most to me. I can’t believe I fell into the same mistake I watched my mother make – thinking that things were not great but ok and then losing my dad to a much younger woman.
“I had thought that being ill gave me a pass to be crabby and bitchy. I do not have more energy but I am allocating it differently now, focusing on what really matters, hoping I am not too late.
“I know you have your doubts and all you can do is watch and wait to see what happens. I am just thankful you are at least giving me the opportunity to try and change.”