Last week's conversation on how often we are punished seemed to spark a good amount of interest. This week, let's talk about how, not how often. This blog obviously focuses a lot on corporal punishment. But, that is hardly the only form of punishment available to wives who want to see real, positive behavioral change. So, this week's topic is, what role do alternative punishments play in your relationship DD or FLR relationship?
We have talked about this topic before, but it's been on my mind recently because we have been experimenting with "grounding." The punishment is much like what one would impose on a misbehaving teenager. Basically, restricting my freedom as punishment for abusing the freedom I usually enjoy. For example, if I drink too much with the guys at a Friday happy hour, and I find myself grounded, i.e. prohibited from drinking at all for a week. It has been very effective so far, largely because it serves not only as punishment but as a preventative, sort of like the preventative spankings a few of our forum members have talked about. It also is a form of punishment that is a little harder to hide from others. A bruised bottom can be easily hidden from view. But, declining to partake in some activity because you've been ordered not to do it -- that is inherently harder to cover up.
Do you have similar alternative disciplinary practices? Grounding? Loss of privileges? Additional household chores? Please share your thoughts and experiences.