Men are at their best when they are giving.
I’m imagining a mouth – unhurried but hungry, pulsating between rough and soft. I’m imagining hands. Hands that bruise and hands that love. I don’t know who he is. I don’t know his face. But I know what he makes me feel.
Couples in unhappy marriages tend to underestimate the number of positive interactions in their marriage by 50%.
I am obsessed with my sense of freedom. Like many women, my whirlwind of failed romances left me fearful and insecure. What’s wrong with me, I thought. Am I too much? Am I too difficult? Am I not worthy of love?
Lie there. Chat. Cuddle. Engage in a bit of foreplay. Whatever it is, just be with each other. You don’t need to always be doing stuff — you should be able to enjoy each other’s company while doing absolutely nothing.
If you’ve been single for a long time, you’ll be skilled at being independent. This means you’re well used to doing things by yourself at this stage. It means you won’t be relying on your partner for every single thing you do.
Your job as a woman is not to hold your man down, keep him in line, or constantly be paranoid that he is doing something he shouldn’t.
It all changed. Not abruptly, but slowly, we became passive of what we feel. And then we fell apart.
You’re totally entitled not to want to see a tinder date again, but you don’t have to be a dick about it. When we ghost, we not only devalue the emotions, time, and existence of others, but we stunt the growth of our own emotional capacity and our ability to handle interpersonal relationships.
I thought nothing could go wrong this time.