So I’m not sure this counts as a full field report but I wanted to share this little moment. I started reading and following RPW a few months ago and around the same time moved in with my SO. The ideas surrounding feminine behavior and embracing a feminine role in your relationship really appealed to me and I have been trying to apply them in my life.
The other night I had a lovely epiphany and it may seem a little silly but stay with me! So, my SO finds he has had a hole in his favorite jeans. He looks around a bit for new ones but doesn’t have much luck and we are trying to save money at the moment so he doesn’t want to spend too much – I love how responsible he is on this front :) I’m sure to many of you ladies this wouldn’t be a big deal but I offered to mend the hole for him. I haven’t stitched in a long time and never in front of him but I remembered how and recently got a little sewing-kit to rebuild this skill. It seemed like a little thing to offer but I could not have predicted how happy he was and how content doing this little act of service for him made me. Now, I am not the world’s best seamstress by any stretch but as I was sitting beside him on the sofa stitching I just felt this contentment wash over me - I felt so pleased and proud that I could add this special value to his life and that he so valued me for it. I also felt feminine in completing such a task and empowered by that.
When he tried them on he seemed so amazed and proud and said he couldn’t wait to show everyone at work – we had to laugh because he won’t really be able to show anyone due to the “delicate” location of the hole! But it just showed me how me doing this seemingly small thing – a thing which a few months ago I might not have even offered to do due to a misplaced fear of betraying some sort of principal of “equality” – both made him super happy, me super content and led to an atmosphere of laughter and lightness in our home. It inspired me to keep working on ways in which I can develop feminine skills which are often underappreciated in mainstream culture but can bring such a lot to homes and relationships. I’d love to hear how you ladies develop and use these in your homes!! Thank you for this sub which inspired this and for reading :)