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Enjoy the Difference! June 8, 2011

Posted by occhristiancounseling in understanding men, understanding women.

Men and women are alike in so many ways. Both have thoughts, feelings, and actions. Both have a will and a purpose. Both need food, water, shelter, and love.

So why do we have so much trouble getting along with each other? We have a tendency to discount the differences between us, rather than appreciate and enjoy the differences.

For example, men are more action-oriented, especially when it comes to their feelings. Despite popular female opinions, men are very in touch with their feelings … both physically and emotionally. However, instead of talking or analyzing, they take action.

For example, if a woman is busy with a project and suddenly realizes that she’s hungry, she’ll often have a complete dialogue within herself about whether she should eat something, what she should eat, and the possible consequences of her choices.

The guy just goes to the fridge, takes out some food, and eats it.

If someone treats a woman poorly, she often wonders what she’s done to incite such a response and what she can do to rectify the situation.

The guy just figures the other person is having a bad day or is a jerk in general. He doesn’t take it personally. It just is what it is. If he doesn’t like it, he will avoid contact as much as possible. For him, it’s a no-brainer.

Can you appreciate that these are different – and equally valid – ways of responding to physical or emotional feelings? If so, you’re on your way to enjoying the difference!



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