Hello, loves! It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving, so I’ve been spending more time with family. Regular content will resume Monday, but for now, it’s time for the weekend reader.
This week, it’s all about balance. Equitable balance in an intimate relationship means you have a healthy give-and-take that lends to everyone getting enough of what they need. In the spirit of thanksgiving, let’s talk a few minutes to read something that might challenge with a new perspective, and meditate on how a balanced approach displays, and inspires thankfulness.
“The line between social safety nets and better sex is blurrier than the title of the book implies, but there are some interesting ideas here. And, to her credit, Ghodsee doesn’t reduce everything to a simplistic choice between capitalism and socialism, nor does she call for a return to Soviet-Style communism, which obviously failed. Her book is really about using socialist principles to offset the gender inequities in capitalist societies. “
Power of Positivity: 10 Signs You’ve Found Someone Truly Special
E.L. Byrne: What’s this intimacy thing about, really?
“I have always been a people person, always had people around me, a collector of friendships you might say, at least on a surface level. But as I have learned more about intimacy, about vulnerability, about safety, I have begun to forge closer and deeper friendships and relationships. These relationships have new depth, new strength, and I feel a longevity they haven’t had in the past.”
Unimed: The simplicity of true intimacy
The Gottman Institute: Marriage is a dance
“…as much as we loved our college dance teacher, and as relentless as we were on the dance floor, we were by no means “experts.” As obvious as that might seem, I somehow believed that with a class or two and some additional practice, my partner and I would look just like those couples on “Dancing with the Stars.” Subconsciously, I brought this same expectation into my marriage.”