Howdy, my friends on the D/D forum. I am back from the Marriage Builder Weekend in Orlando, Florida, and let me first say that we had a GREAT time. The rumors you have heard are all true--the Harleys themselves come and do that seminars, and cerri is really Jen.
We really did have a good time, and it was a good weekend. We arrived Friday evening, had dinner, and immediately signed in and went over some of the beginning concepts: Giver and Taker, The States of Marriage...that kind of thing.
Saturday, we were in seminars ALL DAY. I will confess that I was not sure my H would stay involved, engaged and interested for the whole day, but HE DID and I was very proud of him. We made an agreement ahead of time not to do a lot of heavyduty relationship talking before or after the seminars, but that if my H was willing to talk or wanted to, HE would initiate. Well we did talk a little but not a ton. (I didn't want to overwhelm him.) Saturday night we went out to a nice dinner and then sat in the hot tub, because we agreed to take this time and just enjoy each other's company.
Sunday (yesterday) we went to Universal Studios, Orlando from 9am to 9pm. We were two pooped puppies when we got back to our rooms, but we had a good time together ALL DAY. You know how sometimes you are outside, walking around all day in a theme park like this, and by the end of the day you are so tired that you two are at each others' throats? WELL WE WEREN'T!! We were both tired, and we both realized we had reached our limit, so we went back to the hotel and we to bed!!
All-in-all it was a good weekend. My H learned a lot and we have a lot to do and talk about. The biggest thing, for me, though was that for the first time ever, when I talked to him about verbal abuse, he said, "I am ashamed that I acted that way. I'm like an alcoholic just at the point of admiting they have an alcohol problem."
YAY! I think that sounds maybe, sorta, kinda hopeful. I'm TERRIFIED of even hoping again, but I guess we'll see--time will tell, huh?
Any questions from the peanut gallery??