Sunday, June 12, 2011

Relationship Tip of the Week #74-Gender Differences-Part 1

Watch any stand up comic and eventually there will be a portion of the routine devoted to relationships and gender differences. If you haven't read "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus". you most likely have heard a reference to it and nodded your head in agreement with a comment on the struggle between men and women. How many times have you found yourself talking with a friend of the same sex about your partners and laughing or crying about living with someone of the opposite sex and how they think or act?

Why is it so difficult and challenging to bridge the gap that exists between the opposite sexes?
Why can't we just agree to disagree on some thiings and not fight about others?
Why does it feel like such a battle to pick a movie or what time of the day to make love?

Over the next several weeks, i will be writing about some obvious differences and some that are more subtle.
I would also be interested in getting feedback from those of you who read my blog regarding what you experience as the greatest challenges you face in your relationship with respect to gender.
please e-mail me at

1 comment:

Jennifer Hoang, L.Ac. said...

I think some of the challenges in gender differences comes from the way we communicate, relate, feel, and see the world in addition to our diverse background/upbringing. We put different weights on the same issue. Our preferences are different. Our tolerances physically and emotionally vary. We have difficulty agreeing because we want to understand the other person before we concur. However, there are times when we will NOT be able to understand the other person's view. In which case it would be respectful and courteous to agree to disagree or compromise instead of insisting or waiting to fully understand or see what the other person sees, feels, or caught up with.