In today's society we are taught to see men and woman as essentially the same for equality reasons. Many women I have worked with woman who have male dominated careers feel they must take on the masculine side to succeed.
I have also worked with men and want to be seen as caring and giving and feel confused and lost with their masculine side.
When this happens we lose sight of who we truly are. Instead of fighting to supress who you are learn to see it as gift and see your partners differences as a gift.
Couples often have a strong expectation that there partner will be exactly like them, think, feel and experience life just like them. Many men and women in relationships fall into the trap of trying to transform their partner into a mirror image of themselves. When they do that they do not see who their partner truly is or appreciate the opposite sex.
Instead of looking at your partner's differences and seeing them as weakness or annoyances begin to see them as strengths unique to them. For these differences between men and women are what makes make our lives and relationships much more enriched.
Learn to acknowledge and celebrate the differences between men and women as you both think differently, process the word differently and feel differently. For me that's wonderful as you can you imagine how dull life would be if both partners felt the same, had the same strengths.
Here is a summary of men's and women's strengths and differences. Please remember this is very much a generalisation as these we are all individuals and they do overlap within each other.
Men's strengths and differences
How these differences between men and women strengthen your relationship
Instead of trying to change your partner into a mirror image of yourself and how you think, feel and face problems, use your partners differences and strengths to compliment your own strengths.
Working and dancing through life together each taking it in natural turns to lead and follow with your differences and strengths rather than facing each other head on in conflict.
Learning to live, appreciate and see the strengths and differences between men and women as gifts you will both begin to experience a deeper intimacy, feel much stronger together and happier as a couple.
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