“Just because something isn’t happening right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen.—Anonymous

when life doesn't go as planned

Have you ever started a sex challenge and realized not so far into that challenge-life suddenly got in the way?

What happens when life gets in the way and you’re in the middle of a challenge? Either you stop or you press on. 

Making that decision though can put a lot of pressure on the two of you.

In life we know:

  • There will always be projects at work requiring longer hours and unexpected work trips. 
  • Her period may come early or one of you may get sick or feel unwell.
  • There may be family emergencies, kids that refuse to sleep, and other household distractions. 

All of these things could happen to you at any time during a sex challenge. How you navigate through them is what’s important.

When life doesn’t go as planned the two of you will need to work together to come up with a solution. You then need to create an opportunity to share how you are processing the circumstances you face.

The reality is that life does happen. You cannot always control the obstacles it creates. 

But it doesn’t have to become a thing between the two of you.

And truthfully, while we are talking about this in regard to your sexual intimacy, working through the unexpected is really about your emotional intimacy. 

It’s easy (and normal) to say, “Well, we didn’t do it. So, naturally you may think that you failed or something along those lines.

That’s not the case!

Even challenges that aren’t completed can bring the two of you closer and help you walk through many other seasons when life doesn’t go as planned. 

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