My girlfriends & I have had waaaaaaaay too many conversations about men. If I had a dollar for each one you would not be reading this post for I would most certainly be shore side watching the sunset on my private island. But even on that seven mile island in the Pacific I would still discuss a man in some way. I mean who else is going to mix my cocktails...and by mix my cocktails I do mean actual mixing of alcoholic beverages...I think.
Anyway, we adore you guys enough to discuss you ad nauseum. It's a gift really. We do it to feel normal because guess what? Regardless of how unique our problems may seem chances are 3 out of 5 women have been there done that. But I'm not here to male bash or rehash an age old men need to do this list. Nope, I will never do that. What I do have are a special set of skills, skills that I've acquired over a long period of dating, breaking up, relating, etc. Okay they're not really skills just observations about what I know to be true and helpful in this whole man/woman thing. So without further adieu here are a few things every man needs to know to make understanding women that much easier.
1. We know you're not mind readers:
We would just like you to pay attention to the things we've already said. Get that? If we haven't made our needs abundantly clear then we've already dropped the hint, talked extra loud to our girls within ear shot of you, and more than likely gave you a neon map with specific instructions written in ancient cave man directing you with flashy lights & arrows to the exact thing we need you to do. Chances are we're just repeating ourselves. We're not expecting you to just know but once you know then please respond accordingly.
2. We want you to lead:
Yes, independent needs aside we love you to be men. We want you to plan, make decisions, and be the head of our household. We also think it's incredibly sexy to be proactive. Imagine the night you'll have if we come home to an organized home, dinner ready, and peace in the universe. Happy times men...happy times!
3. We believe in you:
This goes without saying but probably isn't said enough. Our belief in you is the reason we were with you eating tuna and ramen noodles in that dungeon apartment. Women have an uncanny almost detrimental advantage at seeing potential. This belief in your potential and growth is a gift...and a curse.
4. We prefer quality time but will settle for quantity time:
We don't always have to be around you and know you're every move. Lawd knows we need our space and alone time too. We know how hectic life can be and so we make a point to share time with you. If a week away on an island immersed in our love for each other is out of the budget or schedule we'll gladly settle for a quick iced chai at a local coffee shop.
5. We want the truth...really:
This is the hardest one of all. No man worth his maniless wants to see a woman cry. Sometimes in life the truth hurts and a hurt woman may just shed a tear upon hearing it. Thus in order to avoid those tears
So that's it fellas. Just a few observations and/or reminders about things I'm sure you already know. Ladies I'm sure I left off a few.
What do you think our lovely men need to know...with love?
The floor is open.