May 07, 2019
Most married women have vastly different physical relationships with their partners than their unmarried friends. In some ways perhaps safe and free and in other ways inhibited and restricted.
The married woman in this story realizes just how different all their experiences are when she and her unmarried friends decide to try something different.
I had lunch with two of my unmarried friends. One is engaged, the other is a mistress, and of course, I have been married for twenty-plus years.
We were all chatting about our relationships and eventually, the conversation turned to the physical. We decided, for a laugh, to surprise our partners by wearing a black leather bodice, stiletto heels, and a mask over our eyes.
We agreed to meet again in a few days to exchange notes. Here's how it went:
My engaged friend: So the other night, when my fiancé came over, he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos, and a mask.
He took one look at me and said, "You are the woman of my dreams. I love you" and we made love all night long.
The mistress: Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing a leather bodice and stiletto heels under a raincoat with the mask over my eyes.
When I opened the raincoat, he didn't say a word, but we had the wildest night, ever.
Then it was my turn to share, so I told them what happened: When my husband came home, all I was wearing was a leather bodice, black stockings, stilettos, and a mask over my eyes.
As soon as he came in the door and saw me, he said,
"What's for dinner, Batman?"
I bet she wasn't expecting that response! Marriages are often seen as boring because some people opt out of spontaneity for safety, and they seem to leave all the spark behind with their singlehood.
With five children between them, Chris O'Donnell and his wife Caroline Fentress know how to keep a marriage alive. After 22 years together, the couple is still going strong.
Besides marrying the right person, O'Donnell's suggestions for ensuring a long and fruitful marriage are communication and working hard on the relationship so it doesn't fall apart. O'Donnell says:
“Somebody told us before we got married, ‘Don’t go to bed angry with each other,’ it’s a little thing but it means a lot. If something is bothering you talk it out.”
If there's anyone the husband in the earlier story should take notes from, it's definitely "Batman's" sidekick.