CJ, half of the husband-wife team who write The Great Jolly Hoombah blog (2017 update: sadly no longer online, so I have removed all links to it), hit me with an intriguing comment recently.
He said the idea of owning your own needs in a marriage is “counter-intuitive.” He wrote, “Owning our own needs in a culture so thoroughly enabled to do the very opposite is a tall order.”
And so it is. But if you’re not entirely enjoying your relationship with your mate, you might want to read my reply to CJ, which appears as a guest post today on Tammy and CJ’s great blog.
While you’re visiting their blog, be sure you check out:
- How they completely revamped their lives so they could spend as many moments together as possible
- What they have done with the idea of Date Night
- What happened when Tammy Assumed Love — spoiler alert: she calls it a “small, life-changing moment”
- And how they found that elusive shared hobby so many couples are still looking for
I admire what they did to put their marriage and health ahead of everything else in life. And I love the way they write.
Here, by the way, is the Assume Love post that led to CJ’s comment: Ask for What You Want from Your Spouse. And my reply is here.