This goes to men and women who abandon their families in Uganda and go abroad to look for money. If you truly love someone, you cant decide to leave them alone for so long, unless in avoidable circumstances like a Mandella in prison with a Winnie on a street alone. Please dont leave your partner alone for long. Life is not all about money and materials. You can be happy without them. It’s unfair to need sex when your husband is not around with you.
Sexual relationship is not just sharing physical bodies but it involves feelings and emotions. This is why some people who want to protect rationality are afraid of women because men’s relationship with women can lead to the knocking down of some strict rational attitudes. For instance, Auguste Comte, the French philosopher / sociologist who wrote about science and positive philosophy as the way forward for humanity, later in his life fall in love with a woman. This guy, with all his positive philosophy abandoned that project and started writing on the “healing power of love.” When the woman died, I think every week he will visit her grave as an expression of how she touched his life. Well, now when one finds himself in this situation, he is in another planet. I always laugh and reflect when I read books on social theory and come to this part of Comte — the healing power of love. It is hard to have relationship grow or build it in absentia. Even Durkheim said that for people’s faith to be sustained, they need regular rituals to renew. Interestingly apostle Paul made the same point in a different way.
BY MAYIMUNA NABAGEREKA