What The Heck Are Fig Leaves?
The Fig Leaf analogy is borrowed from the Bible's Book of Genesis. It refers to the notion that the first act of deception by Adam and Eve caused a breakdown in communion and communication. It wasn't their nakedness they covered with fig leaves; it was their shame. In this guide, the Fig Leaf symbolizes all the efforts we make to cover up the insecurities, unrealistic expectations, fears, and barriers that often lead to unsatisfying and stagnant relationships.
We Are All At Risk.
Not even considering the negative forces that tend to tear couples apart, the most solid relationships can fall victim to the daily grind as they keep busy with positive things in life such as work, kids, hobbies, and friends. As we get busier, we tend to adjust to and accept a lower standard of communication and intimacy. Couples may feel it is easier to just go along to get along instead of fighting for a gratifying relationship. If a couple does not, can not, or will not communicate openly about how they feel or what they need there will be trouble in paradise.