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I perceive that admiration is the number one way to encourage emotional intimacy with Mr. Husband or Mr. Potential Husband. Please let me explain with a brief excerpt from my curriculum, A Fascinating Companion:
The woman who "helps to heal [a man's] wounded spirits" (ibid.) allows him a feeling of safety. He can let down his guard; he can allow himself to feel. When that happens, emotional intimacy almost always follows. At least, that has been my life experience."Adult males face a constant struggle to move forward in life. In higher education and in the workplace, men face an environment that is often hostile to them, particularly for those men who espouse a more traditional worldview. Most men marry eventually, and if he is not careful, a man may marry a physically attractive woman utterly lacking in character who will take him for all he is worth, leaving him bitter and broke at mid-life."In sum, most men have gone through their lives experiencing varying levels of misery and disrespect. Admiration helps to heal men’s wounded spirits." (page 124)
As always, I hope that my little "woman-to-woman" ideas have helped you.
In addition to purchasing a copy from me directly or receiving one as part of my Advanced Marriage Enrichment class, A Fascinating Companion is available from my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/502461466/a-fascinating-companion-marriage?ref=related-2