Thursday, April 02, 2009

What Men Want vs. What Women Want

What men want and what Women Want - Something about finally understanding what a healthy relationship is all about.

The model below is not my own it is a model I picked up in a Interpersonal Communications Class and it is extrapolated to fit the relationships of men and women.

For a long time I assumed this was complete bullshit but the more I ponder it the more I realize this might be the key that every man and woman longing for a healthy relationship is looking for.

1.)What Men Want_______> To be needed
2.)What Men Want Women to_____> To be happy
3.) It's a mans job to________> Love her

4.)What Women Want _______> To be cherished
5.)Women want men to _______> Be Present
6.)It's a womans job to______> Test her man

First I would like to think of what men and women think of these answers.

Let me know if you need any of these clarified as to what they mean.


Jenn'fer said...

Test her man? clarification please! Other than that, yes, I agree!

Brian in Mpls said...

What I have learned in my life is that when a woman is yelling at you the worst thing you can do is leave, even if she says that is what she wants you to do. Cause she is testing for something...I haven't quite figured out what that something is but If you just stand there and take it and then say you love them you pass the test.

Jenn'fer said...

Well, refelcting on my own behavior, I can't completely disagree with you about this. However, I never really look at that situation as a test. It's more like..... well, if you walk away, then you aren't interested in working this out.

At the same time, I have learned the value of agreeing to disagree, and terminating the conversation when it's un productive. But my best point in any argument is: "don't misunderstand my lack of agreement with lack of understanding".... In other words - I get it, I'm not stupid, I just don't agree with you!