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Email of the Day: I Woke Up and Reinvested Myself in Our Marriage

By Dr. Laura on November 9, 2023
Woman sits on lap of man while sitting on a chair outside with drinks sitting in front of them on table

I’ve been worried my husband was starting to have an emotional affair with a woman from work. They talk on the phone for up to 90 minutes and text each other often. When I met her, I said, β€œOh, you’re the woman who flirts with my husband.” She laughed, then glanced at my husband who smiled at her and then at me.


My jealousy got the better of me and I started crying myself to sleep. Then it hit me. If I didn’t want to lose my husband to another woman, I had to change my ways to keep him interested in ME. We hadn’t been intimate for a while, and I was used to dressing down and not caring about my hair and other grooming. Then I started to dress up and make sure my hair and makeup were done before he came in the house. I started touching him more and rubbing his back and shoulders. I stayed up later than I normally do just to sit with him and talk about his day. Finally, we had spectacular sex and he said he loved me, which he hadn’t said in a while.


He says he’s having a hard time getting used to the new me, because I never used to touch him as much as I do now, but hopefully, he will warm up to his β€œnew” wife, and we’ll have the best years of our lives in the future. The other woman is still in the picture, but I have a feeling she won’t be interfering in our relationship anymore thanks to all your help, books and comments!




I Woke Up and Reinvested Myself in Our Marriage


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