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Dawn

I am grateful for your insights - words that I needed to hear - words that all beings need to hear! "That all circumstances might serve awakening of wisdom and compassion". What a blessing you have put out into this universe - for this I thank you.

camille

thank you for such an uplifiting and enlightening article...

Teresa

When I read these comments I felt it important (approaching 50 years old this year) to share the benefit of the wisdom of my years. Life is transitory & sex is a part of life, only one part. Nurturing all parts is what will ensure a "healthy" long-term relationship. Have you ever been in a relationship where you at its ending felt you might never want to have sex again? And all the while you have been a vital, high libido individual? Well I have at least twice & I swear by do something ever day that you love (in addition to or irregard- less of sex or no sex in your life). That is one key to a happy life. Partners are partners. We pick and choose them and vice versa.

Developing a spiritual side in one's life is so much more important than whether you give "excited blow jobs" to quote Nicholas Cage in "The Weatherman."

Hey I married an Italian and am engaged to an Egyptian. Passion is wonderful...and fades...calms over the years...That is a natural process...LOVE is allowed to develop (and replace LUST).....

Hope you wished for our fondest dream today....smelled the flowers.....delighted a child perhaps with just a smile...and hugged a friend/ partner etc.

Randy

A welcomed reminder that I am not alone in my feelings and actions and thoughts

Sara

Thank you, this has allowed me to feel a little more normal. My husband has always placed so much focus on sex that it has pushed us apart. This has allowed me to possibly see why he does this and to see that it isn't my deficiency (lack of wanting) that is the problem. We have a lot of work to do when it comes to opening up to each other!

Jacqueline

Thank you for this! Things between my partner and I have turned from blissful contentment to a state that has me feeling rejected, insufficient and unloved. It has been awful. Last night opening up and having a discussion with my partner didn't go too well. Once he'd fallen asleep I allowed myself to cry and feel the pain that has been building up for so long. Then I sat in padmasana and focused on calming myself down til I was able to sleep. This morning I burst into tears again during my yoga. Once again I gave myself a little time to feel the pain, and then let it go. I'm going to keep trying this, and praying for a moment of truth to be reached by both my partner and I. Hopefully we can talk through this and achieve a better place for our relationship.
Thank you, this article made me feel a bit less alone...

Josefa Ruiz

Very enlightening!

Nikki

Incredible article, and it came at a time when I was going into the "fear of not being good enough" in my partnership. It definitely gives a different perspective on how to handle things that arise that make me feel like pulling away from the relationship (instead of now that I've read the article, usingit as an opportunity to grow closer!)
Thank you!!

mommy

what an amazing histories , thank you for sharing!

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