"50 Shades of Grey" stirs up discussion, tells us about women and men, but it also lets us know that there is a vast gulf between wanting something and being able to see it in our everyday lives. Not everyone is a multi-billionaire like Christian. How do we bring this fantasy world down into the reality that involves budgets, old behavior patterns and the best of intentions even if there is no confidence?
One of the first steps to being open and accepting of romantic gestures begins by acknowledging your own internal resentment. Emotional obstacles block our insight and willingness to be in a romantic mood. Sexuality Counseling gives you an opportunity to explore your own role in blocking the nearest and dearest sweet overtures.
Speaking the language of love takes two. One to open up and risk and one to listen honestly to the intent behind the morning coffee or the little note on the bathroom mirror. Pretend you're telling the story of your own early courtship to someone new. What things did you do that increased feelings of connection and intimacy? Pick one and try it today!