After a brief honeymoon, they packed up their belongings and moved to a new city.On the two-day drive to their new home, they began to notice their differences. Initially, the birth of their first child seemed to bring them back together.Make the right choices, and you'll know love, warmth, acceptance, and the freedom of true intimacy and genuine oneness as husband and wife.Make the wrong choices, and you'll know the quiet desperation of living together but never really touching each other deeply.Like a terminal virus, isolation invades your marriage silently, slowly, and painlessly at first.By the time you become aware of its insidious effects, it can be too late. " "Oh," our 10-year-old replied, "that's when somebody excludes you." Ashley's answer is a profound observation on human relationships.
Competition replaces cooperation, and ugly reality dashes the dreams of hope as conflict unravels the fabric of love and concern. The choice is yours Every day, each partner makes choices that result in oneness or in isolation.
for loneliness, but I want to warn you: You began battling the dreaded foe of isolation as soon as you drove off on your honeymoon.
Isolation has reached epidemic proportions in the most intimate of human relationships.
May I recommend three important choices you need to make?
: Resolve never to go to bed angry with each other.
As it happened with this young couple, isolation starts when husband and wife slowly drift apart in ways they may not recognize at first.