Does your husband write love poems to you that start like this? She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Neither does Lisa's!
Not that I haven't tried, but the effort often feels like I'm sitting in a cave wearing animal skins, and grunting while earnestly striking two rocks together, hoping for a spark.
Many husbands feel like cavemen when it comes to romance -- even the husbands who are attentive to these things. Just glance at the expression of the guy packing a bouquet of flowers through a busy mall. He's trying to mask his suspicion that everyone thinks he's goofy -- even as practically every woman he passes wishes flowers were waiting for her at home. That's how dicey this whole enterprise is!
Attempts at romance are dangerous business. Why? Romance exposes the vulnerability of the most confident man. Vulnerability and men don't go together so well.
[Read the rest of the article at The Time-Warp Wife.]