As you may recall, Steve and I made the decision to go back to college for our degrees. When we selected our classes for this semester, we basically compared the list of courses offered to the list of courses we needed to take for our respective degrees, weeded out the ones that required prerequisites and went from there. Since there is some overlap between degree programs, we ended up taking three of our four classes together. It wasn't until today that it hit me how perfect one of those classes is for us as a DD couple.
Can you guess what that class might be?
If you guessed communication, you would be right. To be exact, the class is Introduction to Interpersonal Communication. According to the syllabus, we will be learning about things such as the communication process, listening, perception, non-verbal communication, conflict and dysfunctional communication, just to name a few.
How perfect is this class for a DD couple? We're always talking about how important communication is to the relationship. This is our opportunity to learn how to communicate better. I'm curious to see how the class helps us.
In other news, it turns out Steve's schedule change has been postponed. Initially they said it would happen at the end of this month. Now they're saying it's the end of next month. I'm trying to just take it one day at a time. If I think too much about how much longer we're going to have to deal with a lack of alone time, I'll lose my mind.
Thankfully, now that classes have started, my schoolwork is keeping me pretty busy so I don't have a lot of time to think. I understand now why my advisor said he thought I was being ambitious to take this many classes during the summer semester. With the semester being almost half the length of others, classes have to move at a faster pace to cover the same amount of material. Basically we're covering two weeks of work each week. I do feel bad for Steve, though, as his work keeps him busy enough and now he has all this schoolwork on top of that.
The submission exercises are helping keep me sane through all this. He sent me to the corner again yesterday. Initially I was a little disgruntled about it, but in hindsight, I think it was a good move on his part. The first time I did it because he told me to, but also because I was somewhat curious about it. Having satisfied any curiosity I had with the first trip to the corner, I didn't feel the need to go back there. So when he sent me there again, I had to make a conscious choice to submit. I came away feeling a lot more centered and I think I'm starting to recapture the submissive spirit I had before his schedule went crazy.