Day Two: It's Not Just About Sex
Wait...come again (no pun intended)...it isn't?!
It is believed that each couple should have five positive interactions for every negative one. Hmm...well, it is a darn good thing that no one is keeping a count of this because I have a strange feeling that ours would end up being the complete opposite.
Don't get me wrong, I love my husband - there are just a whole host of things that prevent us from being as affectionate as we would like to be.
Exercise #1: Day
So, today I pulled out my journal (that I was supplied with) and tried to write down every interaction between The Man and I during the day. I realized that we don't have a reserve of positive interactions - matter of fact, we barely made it even when compared to our negative ones. At times, thanks to an overabundance of technology in our house, it does seem like we are living in completely different worlds - even when we are right next to each other. While we do say "I love you" all the time, text back and forth throughout the day, and we always try to do chores together...we don't really get the chance to eat meals together, go on vacation (who has the money), we've been on MAYBE 2 date nights since we got married and talking about our days usually turns into us snoring on the couch.
Exercise #2: Night
The Man didn't have to go to work today (...and the peasants rejoice - yay!) so we got to spend more time together than normal! It is always a good day/night when we actually get extra cuddle time.The main point of the night-time exercise was to create an excess of positive interactions. When it was finally time for bed, I went to kiss The Man - as I usually do - and I kept my eyes open.
Can you say AWKWARD?!
I know it shouldn't be, but I still don't find myself as attractive as I used to be...so it is hard for me to think that anyone else could think I was attractive.
The Man just thought I'd forgotten what I was going to do next...so I kept kissing him until I remembered.
Mommy never wins!
So, anykissings, there we were...kissing...and staring at each other...and we started laughing. I don't mean just giggles, but full fledged belly laughs. It seems as though kissing is funny...who knew?! I was so afraid that the kids were going to wake up - it was that loud, people!!
After night #2, we definitely have a surplus of positive interactions!
Commence visuals ;)
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