Month: September 2011

Don’t Touch Me: I’m Busy!

You finally started work on that big project you’ve been aching to accomplish. You’re in the middle of the best novel you’ve read in the last year and just reached the point where the detective is about to reveal the killer. You’re giving yourself a pedicure, complete with flowers and sparkly nail polish. You’re engrossed in a television …

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Slap-worthy Practices in Marriage…and Better Options

From time to time — in personal conversation, through my blog, or on Twitter — I hear of spouses who are completely blowing it in the area of marital intimacy. I’m not talking about the spouse whose approach or skills could use tweaking. I’m talking about that selfish husband or wife whose actions are destroying …

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Don’t Touch Me: I’m Angry!

Sometimes in marriage, you have a disagreement. And sometimes in marriage, your spouse hacks you off so much, you imagine ripping his head off and throwing it in his face. (Yes, that is logistically impossible, but we’re talking feelings here!) How dare he! What was he thinking? Does he care about me? (Or substitute “she” for “he” if needed.) For …

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Don’t Touch Me: I’m Exhausted!

It’s been that kind of day. One where you slammed the alarm clock’s off button at 6:00 a.m. and began the sprint. Shower, get ready, throw in a load of laundry, feed pets, wake kids, trip over toys on your way to make breakfast, field phone calls, make lunches, race with kids to the bus stop, juggle work and …

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