And I am a relationship and intimacy expert. But I wasn’t always the expert.
15 years ago I was being crushed under the weight of trying to be a "good wife", a happy and fun mama to 4 young children and have a little bit left over run a small, seasonal business and develop my talents in a way that made me feel like human, rather than a butt-wiping, laundry folding, mac and cheese producing machine.
I couldn't do it all on my own anymore. I needed some help with all of my responsibilities and I didn't want to give up my creative passion. I wanted a partner and a teammate who valued me for everything I had to offer.
I told my husband how I was feeling and that I wanted to have a strong marriage and supportive family, but I also wanted to work on developing myself and my own talents and passions.
And he got it! We got busy redefining a few roles and for the first time in years I saw a light at the end of my tunnel. He was my HERO, and a SEXY one at that!
Just that small spark of hope and freedom sent me on a quest to understand what makes couples successful and passionate that has lasted a decade and a half.