140: When the Intimacy Skills Don’t Work for You


When the Intimacy Skills Don’t Work for You

As a listener of The Empowered Wife Podcast, you may have found yourself feeling hopeful that you could make your marriage last and thrive, like you’re hearing about every week from the wives who share their stories. 

Maybe you got inspired to read or listen to the audiobook The Empowered Wife, where the Six Intimacy Skills™ are laid out step by step, and started experimenting with them at home, which is logical.

But maybe it just didn’t go over well.

Maybe your husband didn’t even respond to you when you apologized. 

Or he told you to stop with the gratitude because he doesn’t need that.

Or maybe you’re working hard to practice the Intimacy Skills and he won’t even talk to you. Or he has announced he’s moving out or that he wants a divorce. 

It’s so demoralizing and unfair. 

You might conclude that your situation is different, or too far gone, and the Intimacy Skills just won’t work for you! And because you’ve heard so many success stories from wives on this podcast, you feel like the only woman this isn’t working for, which is awful. It’s scary and painful to feel all alone and hopeless like that. 

It’s especially tragic because you’re not alone at all. You’re in very good company! It’s not uncommon for students and even our coaches to feel like the 6 Intimacy Skills just aren’t working for them. No kidding. 

On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about when the Intimacy Skills don’t work for you.

  • I’ll share what it means if you feel like the Skills aren’t working for you.
  • My guest Marla’s home was full of fights that turned violent, and their children were suffering. Her husband avoided her then said he wanted to separate and live alone abroad. Marla made a decision to do a few things differently in her marriage, and today she says it’s very respectful and her husband is no longer planning to leave. He cleans the kitchen every day before she comes home and hangs out in the living room to talk to her. She’s going to tell us what she did so you can do it too!
  • The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week Award goes to an answer to the question “My Husband Won’t Spend Time With Me—What Should I Do?” It’s actually what you should do if you want him to leave tire marks in the driveway. 

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