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For years I truly believed if I could just get my husband to be tidier, more romantic, and more considerate everything would be fine. I told him so, and while that didn’t improve things at all, it did create wall-to-wall hostility and plenty of tension in our home.
For a long time, I didn’t even realize I was controlling. I thought I was just being helpful, acknowledging how I felt, and being honest. Little did I know I was shooting holes in the bucket of our intimacy and absolutely killing any chance of romance.
It wasn’t until I learned to recognize my controlling behavior and make a different choice that the romance returned.
So here’s the choice we all have to make a hundred times a day:
You can choose intimacy or you can choose control but you can’t have both.
If you choose to try to control someone, the intimacy will disappear. If you choose intimacy, you won’t be in control.
Here’s how to choose intimacy:
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