The relationship game is changing. For the past 60 or 70 years, the girls have been moving the fence posts.
- Boundaries have broken down
- Family life has opened up
- Men have got softer
- Women have got tougher
- We all air our smalls to the public at large …
It’s like a bridge has been crossed.
Of course, none of this would have been possible if men and women hadn’t worked together. Yet, if the news media had its way, we would still be barking mad with each other.
Think about it for a minute.
Cast your mind back to the last time …
GUYS: you held the door open for her – or, dare I say it ‘wolf whistled’ at a gorgeous piece of skirt.
GIRLS: he offered you his coat or said “You look beautiful!”
What was your first thought?
What did you do?
How did you react?
Probably (if you’re a woman) a little embarrassed and edgy and said
“No thanks. I’m fine.” To the first, or “Liar!” to the second.
And, quite possibly (if you’re a man) you felt a bit embarrassed your offer or appreciative gesture was rejected.
So, what are we to do?
GUYS: keep doing what you know in your gut comes natural. Have courage in that big heart of yours – and act on your first thought. It’s usually right.
GIRLS: Cast aside those little insecurities. Think – just for a wee second, before you act. Think of how he’s feeling inside. Trust me, he’s not as tough as he makes out. And remember to smile and say that magic little word …
As that good old saying keeps coming back to haunt time and again – ‘Manners Maketh Man – and Woman’