Part of that reflection has made me understand the difficulty we are each having in getting back into the FLR that we had just started to enjoy. But, we are moving in the right direction. Sometimes it is difficult for me to be the dominant partner. However, other times it feels very comfortable. I had gotten to a very comfortable level before my Mother became so ill. I am just now getting back to that comfort level and realizing how much Barry needs me to be dominant in our relationship.
It was hard for me to do what I did Saturday night with Barry. However, it had a very positive impact upon how he treats me. I will try to share more about that in a later post. What I need to share at this moment is that I am seeing a huge change in him this week. It is clear that Saturday made a huge impression on him. We are moving in the correct direction.
This transition is difficult for each of us. Barry is giving up control and it seems like that it is beneficial to him. I'm learning how to be dominant again and am finding that I enjoy it again. Being dominant is something that is very different that how I ever imagined myself ... so I have had to learn to accept that it is a good thing for Barry and me.
I hope to build on what I learned from this past weekend.