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Barbara and I feel its dividing tug in our relationship when we have disagreements and misunderstandings.
Our busyness repeatedly invites its presence into our marriage.
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Your marriage can be disabled by boredom and apathy, and even die from emotional malnutrition and neglect. The dictionary will tell you that isolation is "the condition of being alone separated, solitary, set apart," but I like what our daughter Ashley said once when she slipped into my study to ask me what I was writing about. When isolation infects a marriage, a husband and a wife exclude each other. Because of the alarming number of couples in good marriages who are unaware of this problem, I must state forcefully a sobering truth: The soul was not created to live solo.
When you're excluded, you have a feeling of distance, a lack of closeness, and little real intimacy. We yearn for intimacy, and marriage is where we hope we'll find it. Telltale signs of isolation Barbara and I have seen this death of hope occur in the marriage of some friends.
This couple enjoyed dating and were married in their early twenties.As it happened with this young couple, isolation starts when husband and wife slowly drift apart in ways they may not recognize at first.Signs include the following: Couples will present a happy facade, keeping house and playing at marriage while real needs go unmet.Unmet needs indicate the presence of isolation in a marriage, and slipping into a state of isolation may to offer protection and self-preservation.Although silence feels like a security blanket, it is perilously deceptive.