Listen up, guys! Are you tired of trying to figure out the opposite sex? Here are seven of the most common beliefs that men have about women—and their corresponding truths.

Belief #1: She'll never be satisfied.
  • Truth: Women are always looking for ways to make things better. Don't take her suggestions as complaints or criticisms, but rather as her desire to make the relationship or situation the best that it can be.
Belief #2: A strong, confident woman doesn't need a man to take care of her.
  • Truth: Everyone loves to be taken care of and to feel needed. Even if a woman can fix things around the house or change the oil in her car, she will still ask for your help so she can feel your strength, support and protection. Don't ever stop asking, "What can I do for you?" It shows her that you care.
Belief #3: Women only want to control men.
  • Truth: It's not about control; it's about love. When a woman sees a man hurting, struggling or overwhelmed, her goal is to help, not control. Let her give you a helping hand.
Belief #4: Keeping a woman requires a lot of hard work, time and money.
  • Truth: A serious relationship requires time and effort to cultivate it. You shouldn't look at it as a burden. Your wife or girlfriend will reciprocate the effort you put into it.
Belief #5: You can't lie to women.
  • Truth: Women are extremely capable of picking up moods and attitudes and can easily read body language and facial expressions. Although you may think that you have gotten away with a great lie, she is either letting it slide because she wants to keep the peace, or she is lying to herself because she's afraid of the truth.
Belief #6: Jealousy and possessiveness are a part of being a woman.
  • Truth: Women are protective of what belongs to them. They protect the things they value, especially when it comes to relationships. It's not that she doesn't trust you; she is guarding the relationship. You are too precious to her for her to allow anything bad to happen.
Belief #7: Women are emotional.
  • Truth: Women don't hide their feelings. They articulate what's going on in their minds. There's nothing wrong with emotions—we all have them. Being in touch with their emotions causes women to be sensitive and caring, and that's why men love them!
First published in the June 2004 issue of
Changing Your World Magazine
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