Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Examining Submission Journaling Exercise - Day 28

Has your submission ever let you down? Have you ever been criticized for your submission? Have you ever regretted being or feeling submissive in a moment or in a relationship? Have you ever looked back and realized you made a mistake and how did you handle your submission going forward from that?

My submission has not let me down. It is the core of who I am. People have let me down. People who take advantage of my submissive nature, and believe that I am bottomless and do not need to be replenished.  In those cases, I will back off of my generally pliant self, and can become quite bristly.

Have I ever been criticized for my submission. Yes. Not by anyone in the lifestyle, by a friend that thinks I am giving up more than I receive. She doesn't understand the incredible amount of reciprocity that exists here. She doesn't see the potential for peace in submission. She feels that I am being subjugated and that Ward is a brute. Daddy says some people are not meant to understand. So that takes some of the edge off.


  1. People have let me down. That is an important distinction. Some days (!), I believe you are very wise. :)

    1. Thanks, Kitty :) Not so much wise, just me:)

  2. I have received criticism too. It doesn't bother me too much because I know I'm happy. How I live my life may not be right for everyone, but it's right for me. I make no apologies for it either.

    I loved your post the other day with the monlogue you posted. I tried to leave a comment but blogger was being a pain and wouldn't let me :(

  3. I know I'm happy, too, and it's just frustrating that people feel they are qualified to judge what they don't understand. Heck, even my therapist said Daddy & my relationship is one of the healthiest she has ever seen. And I know for me that's how I feel.

    I'm glad you liked it. That monologue resonates with me & I wanted to share it :)


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