Editor’s note: I was going to wrap this up today with this third bit, but there’s just too much here to cover that bears looking at. Today we’re looking at what each partner could have done to save the marriage according to the Gospel of Larry. Get ready for a lot of Catherine-blaming with just a smidgen of blame towards Caleb.
Right behaviors that could have prevented the collapse of Caleb and Catherine’s marriage
First Caleb could have realized the true need of Catherine’s mother for a hospital bed and wheel chair and sacrificed his dream of a boat to help her mother’s real need. This would have strengthen her love for him. But rather than do what was right Caleb acted selfishly and refused to help her mother.
However, Catherine could have chosen to act to both preserve her marriage and at the same time help her mother at the same time. She could have taken the difficult road of fully taking care of the needs of her home and working full time at the same time. Would this be tiring for her? Absolutely. But then she would have been fulfilling her duty to her home while at the same time helping her mother. Another thing to remember is Catherine and Caleb had no children so really Catherine’s duties to her home would not have been as burdensome as if they had children.
Caleb could have chosen to be more discreet about his porn use and least given his wife the perception that he was not looking at it anymore after she caught him the first time knowing how much it hurt her feelings. He seems to be have had little regard for being discreet about his porn habit.
Catherine felt great emotional pain regarding her husband’s porn use as she felt she was to be center of all his sexual thoughts and that she should not have to compete with images or thoughts of any other women on the part of her husband. But even with her hurt she could have decided to act in a right way and not drive him to look at porn further and also increase his frustration toward her by sexually denying him.
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