Okay, it's time to talk to you about The Male Brain -- woman to woman.
It's a lot more like the female brain than you might have guessed. We both have the same brain areas and we make the same hormones. But the size of brain areas and the amount of certain hormones can differ quite a bit. You may not be surprised to hear that the male brain area for sexual pursuit is 2.5 times larger than the one in the female brain. But if you could spend a day experiencing things through "male-colored" glasses, you'd probably be amazed by how men see the world.
Small differences between men and women can make or break a relationship. If you've ever complained that your man doesn't "get" you, it may surprise you to find out that you don't "get" him either. And much as you may want him to be more like your best girlfriend, it's time to let go of that pipe dream and cozy up to the truth. He's different from you, but if you give him a chance to be himself, you're going to like what you see.
Celebrate your man for being a man and stop trying to make him act more like you. It can't be done and it will only add tension to your relationship. Vote on what you might be able to forgive him for.
It's time we stop bashing men for being who they are. Men and women have different brain realities--yours is designed to talk, bond and notice details, his is designed for sensing threats from afar and connecting by having sex. Each brain is like one half of a complete system. The new brain is two brains working together as one.
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