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You Just Don’t Understand Me

Some time ago, my wife and I watched a rerun of a movie starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.  “What Women Want” is a very enjoyable romantic comedy about a male chauvinist pig who can, all of a sudden, hear what women are thinking.  It also caused Laura and me to do some thinking about the battle of the genders.  So far there’s no clear winner, but women seem to be ahead on points – at least that’s what they’d like us to believe.

15 comments to You Just Don’t Understand Me

  • J.D.

    Man, are you right! Women need to clarify. There’s stuff in the car does not necessarily mean I want you tot bring the groceries inside.

  • Marylou

    Hey J.D. What are you, new? How long have you been in a relationship, three minutes?

  • Nightingale

    He sounds new to me, Marylou. I believe the point that David is trying to make is that we, women and men, need to try and understand each other without requiring our partner to make sweeping changes.

  • Gary B.

    A woman always wants a man to change. I know. ibeen there. Twice.

  • Marylou

    I’ll bet you have, Gary. Maybe it’s time for you to just give up and go back to the mud races.

  • Nightingale

    Gary, you remind me of my first husband. He wasn’t very bright either.

  • Marylou

    Nightingale, Gary reminds me of your first husband, too. You’re right. He wasn’t very bright, but those nightsd on the beach in Cabo….Woof!
    Wait a minute. That was Larry, not Gary. Sorry. My bad.

  • Arlene

    I enjoy the banter, but I think we’re getting off point. None of us have the right to merely expect understanding. It’s something we each need to earn. If you would be understood, attempt to understand.

  • Bobby J.

    Dear Arlene, I understand that understanding needs to be understood, but do I correctly understand that to be understood requires me to understand that I need to be more understanding?

  • Marylou

    I’m not sure I understand your question, Bobby.

  • Prof.

    In his book, “Gender Danger”, C. M. Whistlewaite claims one of the main difficulties in male/female communication is what he calls the Hunter-Hearth Opposition. To relieve personal stress when a problem arises, males, because they are essentially hunters, process the information in the context of what can be done as an immediate call to action. Females however, because of their more home-centered and family-oriented way of looking at life, are inclined to want to talk about the situation as their form of stress relief. This creates a definite hurdle to effective communication.

  • Marylou

    Dear Prof….This would also explain what I like to call the female’s “best served cold” solution. Because men are only slightly reformed chimpanzees, when they feel they have been wronged in some way they screech and display, beat the earth with sticks (golf), toss grass in the air (mowing), throw rocks around (bowling), then sulk in their lair (man-cave).
    Women, on the other hand, being more civilized, are inclined to wait until all the dust has settled and the situation has calmed down, then go key the rat-bastards’s car. This is why in days of olde, men hacked at each other with swords and ladies preferred poison.
    I like your new personna, Bobby. Gotcha.

  • AC York

    You should take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I will recommend this site!

  • Odis Sallach

    Have you ever thought about writing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would enjoy your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.

  • Actually, Odis, I have written books published in an ebook format. If you like vampire stories, the book Bloodtrail is available on Smashwords or Amazon.

    If you like Westerns, I just put out Deer Run Trail, also on Smashwords or Amazon.

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