wrong in my desire for my husband to tell me out loud what he thinks
about me? It has been so long since he told me he thought I was
pretty or whatever he thinks I am. He has no trouble telling me
things when we are intimate, but in front of people or even in front
of our kids, he only tells me he loves me. Don't get me wrong, I
practically think he is the most perfect man alive. He is a terrific
husband and father, and he is drop-dead handsome and extremely
have gained quite a bit of weight and feel very bad about myself as
it is, so when he never makes a positive comment about my physical
appearance, it makes me feel even uglier than ever. I know he has a
hard time expressing feelings. But after 12 years of marriage and my
prompting him with hints and outright questions about his feelings,
when will he be able to feel comfortable giving a compliment? This
not only applies to me but to his children and the people at church.
just too insecure about myself or does he really need to tell me and
others how he feels?
for the note about your husband not being able to give you the
compliments that you need. He is typical because most men don't have
a clue how to do this. Women bring into marriage everything needed
to have a wonderful relationship by God's design. We men bring in
very few. This is not man-bashing, and I'm not a traitor to my own
sex. I am simply stating a fact. There are exceptions of course, but
most women are into connecting while men are into independence.
Women are into people and relationships while men are into things.
Women are into equality while men are into winning and losing. Women
are into details while men are into the big picture. Women are into
serving while men are into being in charge. Most churches earn
zeroes in teaching men what women need. Our pastors didn't know
because they were men. Our dads and grandfathers never said
anything. Therefore we men are totally ignorant as to the ways of a
woman, and we offend them terribly without meaning to. Since your
husband has never been taught what you need, I'd love to send you
the marriage books my wife and I have written.* They would come as
our gift, and I think he would be helped by what we have learned.
by the way, I know this is a sensitive issue ... but you need to
lose some weight for him. Men are visually oriented while women are
focused on relationships. It's just the way God made us. I have to
battle my weight too ... and have found the book Protein Power works
for me. It's a matter of keeping our protein higher than
carbohydrates. It's just a thought for your consideration. Thanks
for reaching out.