It is not only with tasks that we get distracted. We get distracted from our relationship with our spouse, family, friends and community. And that is more dangerous than an unfinished task.
Now read this carefully - Your distractions are really attractions?
The first step is to find out who or what is distracting you from him/her? Could it be that you do not consider your lover to be attractive anymore? Could it be that your heart is simply losing the love you have for him/her? Could it be a hobby that is taking too much of your time and energy? Could it even be your children taking away time from you both? And could it be that a temptation you are facing, which may be fueled by your less than satisfactory relationship with your lover?
All the reasons only help to fuel an unsatisfactory relationship. And so, if you do not arrest this slide right away, there is a great possibility that it will make you spiral down the slippery path of gross dissatisfaction that will eventually lead to separation.
What can you do about this?
Consider that you and your lover are playing a team sport. Let's use tennis as an example - both of you must know that you are not playing the single's game against each other. Instead, be very clear that you are playing as a mixed-double team. You play together on the same side to beat the opponents. You work together on your strategy and game skills together. You cover each others' gaps and blind spots. You encourage and cheer each other on instead of blaming each other for mistakes. You play to win the game as a pair!
Now let's get back to your marital relationship. It is not a tennis game; it is real life and the stake is high. When you and your spouse lose, it will be painful, not just for the two of you, but also for your family, and even friends. But when you win, it is enjoyable and satisfying and you will pass on a great legacy of love to those around you.
So, if you are distracted from your spouse, or you are not attracting your lover as before, you must ask this question; "What is distracting me from my lover?" or "Why am I not attracting my lover like before?" Find out the reason and address it immediately. Think of the mixed-double tennis game - discuss the weaknesses, work on the skills, derive and establish a strategy to win.
This is a game of faithfulness and fulfillment in each other. You must choose to work on being attractive as well as wanting to be attracted by your lover. Below are some suggestions to move on:
- Affirm your lover - affirmation does wonders to your lover's self esteem. Every one wants to be around the one who constantly affirms them.
- Speak well - saying good things about your lover makes him/her feel really good.
- Appreciate him/her - a word of thanks goes a long way in building your relationship with your lover, especially if this it is given regularly.
- Build up his/her emotional account - providing your shoulder to cry on and celebrating your lover's victories build up his/her emotional account. Being an emotional cheerleader and confidante makes one absolutely attractive.
- Spend time and have fun often as a couple (leaving the children aside for a while is really fine) - make deliberate effort to enjoy each other.
- Have lots of sex with your lover - fulfill your lover's basic need. Attract him/her to great sexual intimacy, which is the basic essential that crowns a healthy relationship between lovers.
Yes, it does take deliberate effort to make yourself attractive. But the return is richly rewarding. If you are not willing to attract your lover, someone else or something else will!
The bottom line is this - Do all you can to attract each other. Make your lover crave for you. Move on from being just husband and wife, to become lovers for life!
Happy attracting each other.
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