We had it all figured out back in the ’70s: If it weren’t for societal influences, men and women would be just alike, right?
Wrong. Over time, scientific studies have revealed that men and women are fundamentally different in some biologically determined ways: Women have a physiological need to be in a steady relationship with a man. On the other hand men, aka “hunters,” often need physical and emotional distance from women.
Put simply, we need them and they don’t always need us. Sounds like we women are between a rock and a hard place. Unwittingly, we give in to our biological urges, while ignoring theirs. As a result, we fall into some predictable relationship traps:
We rearrange our schedule for him at the drop of a hat.
We ignore our own hobbies, interests and opinions, if they conflict with his.
We forget our friends, and focus on him.
We can’t change biology, but we don’t have to succumb to it, either. Fortunately, there is a way to maintain your sense of self and experience a fulfilling love relationship. Here’s how: