In the past 48hours 4 women have told me that after several years of marriage “You can’t expect the passion to remain”. Why not? That’s what I want to know. Are they all giving up on keeping passion alive? And if so why?
Has ‘society’ instilled in us some low expectation of what a life-long partnership should be about? Do we have such low expectations of our relationships? Or do we get too busy and miss paying attention to the most important part of life – our relationship with the person closest to us?
Is that why so many marriages fail these days?
And those that stay together, so many seem to be plodding through their emotional lives in a sort of fatalistic view that there isn’t any other option. And no I don’t advocate throwing it all away and starting afresh. I advocate finding out what each other’s needs really are, then adding a bit of fun at ‘working’ at the passion!
Why my early morning visit to the bluebell wood got me thinking about this I have no idea!!