Blood letting in the 21st century is not used, well not literally. A form of relationship blood letting is practiced in modern day by a woman wanting to save a dying relationship. Here are some interesting methods used by modern day women in love and trying to keep it that way.
The Shake Up To Avoid The Break Up Quiz:
He sleeps in the basement 4 nights in a row and then on the 5th night comes upstairs and begins to initiate sexual relations. Do you?
A) Take a quick shower and invite him in. Pun intended
B) Throw the covers over your head and pretend to be asleep?
C) Read him the riot act. Let him know, you are not "that girl"!
He procrastinates on nearly every request you have kindly asked of him around the house for the last month. Then today he asks you to both drop off his cleaning and drop off his work shoes at the shoe repair to be resoled. Do you?
A) Say no problem honey just leave them out and I will take care of it today.
B) Say, of course dear I will get right on it and ignore the request for several weeks.
C) Leave your own newly laundered cleaning in full view noticeably absent his items he requested a few days ago.
He notices you are uncharacteristically quiet, distant, aloof especially when it comes to engaging with him. He asks what is wrong? Do you?
A) Suddenly get hearing loss. Ignore him and his clueless ways. Make him stew.
B) Say, I would love to share truthfully how I am feeling let's go for a walk.
C) Say, I am so glad you asked then take him back to 1972 giving him every example of how he has completely worked your last nerve.
Okay, the patient is on the table. You want to save the dying relationship. What do you do? HINT: It may not be as simple as it sounds. Remember women see things the way they want to especially when their feelings have been hurt.
First ask yourself, how would my spouse say I would answer these questions? If what he says you would say is correct and matches what you would say then that is a good start. At least you don't have to argue the, "why do you say that?" for the next hour.
Oh my marriage is so complicated. Maybe it would be easier to resort back to blood-letting to heal what is broken. If not that then, put your big girl panties on and take that shower, run to the cleaners and go for that long walk with the man you let into your life and can't stand living without! smooches!