Originally Posted by in stitches
he may be serious, but he is also wrong. treating a woman like shit is a great way to get cheated on or have your dick cut off.
Originally Posted by Thomas
he might be. Remember that women as a group are not monolithic in terms of relationships. If you have a woman who's very self-centered and willful and demanding - that's one instance were you either stand up for yourself or be miserable.
Also note: Mommy instinct is NOT universal. Remember this.
Who said anything about treating a woman like shit?
My point was that the (i) romantic hetero idea of the "one" and (ii) that fawning over some girl you just met and treating her like she is Life's ultimate prize no matter what she does to you is all BS.
Relationships where I treated a woman as this platonic ideal to be worshipped above all else, failed miserably and some included fire. This platonic ideal of a woman implys that you sacrifice everything for a good woman. I sacrificed my goals and my wants out of life -- looking for the one.
After getting my heartbroke enough times after pouring every part of me into a relationship, I realized that a relationship is a partnership. Just as in business, a partnership will not last where one party carries all the weight and sacrifices for the other. Some partnerships are better than others, but there is never just one partner available.