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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Was Being Selfish

By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2023
Woman in white sweater holds hands with man in denim button-up as they sit next to each other on couch under a blanket

My husband and I have been married for thirty years. We are deeply committed to each other. Our sons have even proudly shared their parents’ love story with their friends!



The foundation of our relationship was initially built on great sex, but we also had the same values and were emotionally compatible. The physical attraction was a driving force in making us work hard at making our marriage successful. Several years ago, we discovered that my husband had dangerously high blood pressure, a result of genetics, since he was physically fit and ate healthfully. The medications he has to take significantly affected our sex life, which came to a halt. Our foundation weakened. The intimacy level was there, but we could no longer have the kind of sex that we each had come to expect.


From listening to you, I realized that I had to take responsibility for the way I was reacting to all of this. I accepted the new situation and began approaching things in a different way. I didn’t discuss it with him. I just did what needed to be done. I’m happy to report that we are back on track and closer than ever because of it.


Thank you for helping me take my love story into its next chapter.



I Was Being Selfish


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