If you have been married for any length of time, then it will have happened to you...the craziness of life and the distance with your spouse that it sometimes creates.
First I got really sick, then Steve did. One of our key employees tells us that he is going to require surgery and medical treatment that is going to keep him out for twelve to sixteen weeks. We're very worried about him and worried about surviving without him while he's out. My mother ends up having a personal emergency that I had to leave for a couple of days to take care of and rush back in time to take my thirteen year to the airport for an event she was attending in Michigan. Then we had two more to get packed up for summer camp for a week. Then we had two crucial business deadlines to meet. This combined with a few more situations all occured in the span of eleven days. The only words to describe it were crazy and chaotic.
Needless to say that despite having the house completely to ourselves on night of the eleventh day, we might have just as well been on different planets for as much interest as we had in each other.
"Wow, the distance is palpable."
"Yeh, it is. Let's get a good night's sleep, and we'll work on it over the weekend."
We spent the next couple of days talking, snuggling, kissing, and finally making love. It wasn't until we were really reconnected that Steve asked if I would like some maintenance.
He pulled out my absolute favorite...his belt.
It was a fantastic session although it was more difficult to tolerate after two weeks of nothing. Steve could tell so he switched back and forth between his belt and his hand. He rubbed my bottom a lot more too.
What was interesting to me was that the resumption of our dd lifestyle was the result of our peaceful reconnection and not the other way around.
I know there are critics who think that dd or variations thereof are a sign or symptom of a disfunctional relationship, and as with everything I'm sure there are some those out there. However, I do think that Steve and I are a good example of how it is a reflection of a healthy marriage that is being enhanced, and there are numerous other blogs out there that demonstrate the same.
It is a relief for me to know that even if we stopped dd tomorrow, we still have the skills to heal the chasms when they occur. That's important because life will continue to be crazy and stretch us in every direction imaginable.
I hope, though, that we don't stop, because I sure do enjoy the warmth in my heart [and other places ;) ] that comes from a warm bottom!