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AUDIO: Dr. Marty Klein - How Do I Tell My Husband I Need Some ‘Me’ Time Without Hurting His Feelings?

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No sex or relationship question is too embarrassing because it’s time to ask EmpowHer’s sexuality expert – Dr. Marty Klein, anything.

“How do I tell my husband I need some ‘just for me’ time without hurting his feelings?”

Dr. Marty Klein:
How do you tell your husband you need something, no matter what it is, without hurting his feelings? Well, you say to him, “Honey, I want to tell you something and please don’t get your feelings hurt,” and maybe sometimes he will get his feelings hurt anyway, and that’s just going to have to be okay.

It’s really impossible to have an intimate relationship with anyone, whether it’s your husband or your son or your mother or your sister, without somebody’s feelings getting hurt once in a while. That’s part of the price that we pay for being close to each other.

The real question in a relationship is not if somebody’s feeling is going to get hurt. The real question is, is the relationship strong enough and flexible enough and rich enough so that when people’s feelings get hurt, they can still be close.

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