Wives are feeling lonely
We receive letters from women each week. We feel privileged they take time to share their hearts and lives with us. The hardest part is hearing the difficulties many of them go through. Lately, women are telling us they feel ignored by their spouses. It’s sad to hear how worthless it makes them feel. It makes me want to line up all of the husbands on the earth and pace in front of them with my megaphone, hollering one sentence at them.
“TURN OFF THE TELEVISION AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR WIFE!”
Logistically, that could never happen. But I do have this blog, so, I can virtually pace and holler a little bit right here.
Women just want their husbands to spend time with them. They ask us what in the world they should do, because they are feeling depressed and unimportant. They feel like they don’t matter. I have spent a lot of time trying to find an answer for them, because I know there has to be one. How do we break the pattern?
1. Stop the cycle.
It is often a vicious cycle: the husband ignores, the wife feels frustrated and starts to nag, the husband puts up a wall, the wife gets more depressed, and she begins to shut down emotionally. The marriage suffers, the spouses grow apart, and then other bigger problems begin to arise.