One of the biggest mistakes I see men is to think of women as being like men. This is fundamentally wrong.
Yes men and women have equal value and much of this comes down to the individual. But it’s a huge mistake to treat women like men, as we have very different natures.
Women are in the moment. They can sense more of the world around them and also empathetically pick up and reflect the feelings of those around them. This is why your leadership as a man with the women in your life is so important…they need to feel your strength and direction.
I like to think of women as sailing ships. Beautiful and sleek. But they can’t go anywhere without the direction of the wind (men). Often a girl is a ship adrift waiting and hoping for the right wind to take her to destinations unknown.
The final point I’ll make here is that although society talks much about “partners” your woman is not your partner in the equal sense of the word. Do not be fooled by this talk.
She’s your partner in matters domestic where she excels, children, the home, even group politics. But your woman is not the one to set the direction in your partnership. That’s your role as the man.
Deep down women don’t want to care about politics, money, or larger events. Don’t burden them with this talk, handle it elsewhere.
Women are focused on the immediate, the things around them, the things they can “feel”. That is their strength. As it should be.
Remember the right romantic dynamic between a man and his woman is the daddy/daughter dynamic.