Regular Maintenance Prevents Breakdowns

I know that some of you aren't particularly fond of the term maintenance.  But we all maintain or try to maintain many things in our lives.  I try to maintain a good attitude.  Michael tries to maintain a balance between work and family life.  We regularly do maintenance on our house, our vehicles and yes, on our relationship too.

For anyone who doesn't know what maintenance is in the DD world, it usually refers to a spanking that isn't for punishment.  Its purpose is to help us maintain our respective roles, to help us maintain our dynamic.  Some couples schedule maintenance.  Others make sure they do it at regular intervals, but not necessarily on the same day (or days) each week.  And yet others follow through with maintenance only when they feel the need arise.  Many do feel that some sort of regular maintenance is important though.

You know when you start feeling like this?:

You’re probably due for some maintenance.  Yeah, you look cute and feisty and ready to take on the world.  But, in all likelihood, you’ll probably end up going too fast, too far (without even consulting the GPS) and run yourself too hard.  You may not pay attention to those potholes in the road or slow down enough for those sharp turns up ahead.  And you may very well end up along the side of the road looking more like this:

And we don’t want that, do we?

So, as much as we may feel we don’t need it at the time, as much as we may not want to admit that it’s good for us, a little bit of this on a regular basis:

…can keep us looking and feeling a lot more like this:

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