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MelodyLane #2801688 05/15/14 04:19 PM
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Follow the MB program. Eliminate Love Busters. Implement POJA so that you only do things when both of you are enthusiastic.

My suggestion for first thing to POJA? You getting a dog. The dog will provide the Affection you are missing while you work on improving your marriage to the point where your wife is enthusiastic about meeting your need herself. Good luck.


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Originally Posted by holdingontoit
My suggestion for first thing to POJA? You getting a dog. The dog will provide the Affection you are missing while you work on improving your marriage to the point where your wife is enthusiastic about meeting your need herself. Good luck.

I don't understand how a dog will meet his needs in his marriage? The entire purpose of meeting needs is to create romantic love, not to meet some basic need like air or water. He is not attempting to create a romantic relationship with a dog.


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MelodyLane #2801720 05/15/14 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by MelodyLane
He is not attempting to create a romantic relationship with a dog.
However, if he uses a dog to meet an emotional need he might end up creating one.


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SugarCane #2801721 05/15/14 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SugarCane
Originally Posted by MelodyLane
He is not attempting to create a romantic relationship with a dog.
However, if he uses a dog to meet an emotional need he might end up creating one.

I thought that was only sheep??


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MelodyLane #2801725 05/15/14 06:32 PM
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Apparently it can be anything. There are people who claim to have married the Eiffel Tower, in Paris. They claim to be romantically involved with the Eiffel Tower itself.

Did you ever see The Simpsons Movie? Homer became awfully fond of his pig...


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SugarCane #2801729 05/15/14 06:39 PM
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The Eiffel Tower can meet your need for conversation. It has been known to be riveting.


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NotTouched #2801734 05/15/14 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by NotTouched
My wife has always been a very cold, non-touching, non-affectionate, non-romantic woman.

Minus the romantic part, is she non-touching/non-affectionate with the children and others?


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Horses!!! Especially if they look like Sarah Jessica Parker lol

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I don't think I would say his wife doesn't love him. I have a friend who loves her husband dearly, she just isn't affectionate - period.


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I have sympathy for your problem. I am in the same boat. It is hard for sensitive people to live with dominants because our emotions get trampled easily. Will your wife let you cuddle when you go to bed? Maybe give her a backup to set a mood? The tough part is when you do everything you can think of and no result comes of it.

I wish I had advice for you that would work.


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lovehurts2 #2802299 05/18/14 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by lovehurts2
I have sympathy for your problem. I am in the same boat. It is hard for sensitive people to live with dominants because our emotions get trampled easily. Will your wife let you cuddle when you go to bed? Maybe give her a backup to set a mood? The tough part is when you do everything you can think of and no result comes of it.

I wish I had advice for you that would work.

lh2, don't worry - we do have advice for him here that will work. According to Dr. Harley, in almost any marriage if a husband will commit to meeting his wife's emotional needs, protecting her from the worst in himself (demands, disrespect, and anger), abstaining from independent behavior, etc., he will eventually be irreplaceable to her - his account in her love bank will be so full that her emotions will help motivate her to want to meet his emotional needs.

It's unfortunately not so cut and dry when the problem is a woman whose husband is not on board. Sometimes those situations have to go to a separation before a husband will finally start giving his wife the care and protection she needs. But for this kind of case, where the husband is on board with the program and the wife seems reluctant at first, the husband will typically have success if he is persistent over time, according to Dr. Harley. It worked in my experience!


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