Your spouse is not a prostitute and you are not a john.
None of this should be based on a single event or small set of events. My only point is that when your spouse drops you to the bottom of their priority queue and leaves you there open ended despite your protests, THEY have stopped showing you any kind of love, much less unconditional love.
It is fine to be patient for a while - in fact it is wrong NOT to be patient with your partner. But there is a fine line between being patient and being a doormat.
Originally Posted by LaCuriosa
Yes, the unconditional love for children is an interesting topic.
Can you imagine the horror if we openly said to our children, "I won't hug you or kiss you or tuck you in or read you a story or really talk to you or show you any affection unless you treat me with respect, be patient with me, keep up with your chores, etc."???
Yet so many basically do that to the spouse they promised to cherish and honor.