We have all heard the sarcastic jokes about how girls are so difficult to understand. If we are honest we have either told a few ourselves, or agreed with them.
But, are women really that difficult to understand?
Being a woman myself, I feel qualified to answer this.
Flowers, chocolates, jewelry, a spontaneous trip somewhere, getting us that dress we have been eyeing as we do our online Windows shopping– believe it or not, they all have something in common.
Being valued. Being remembered. Attention to the details that matter to us being acknowledged. Being that priority in thought and heart.
Not out of guilt. Nope. If guilt is the motivator then you have lost.
It’s not the amount of money that makes something valuable to a woman. No, really, it isn’t. It’s the motivation that created the desire to buy or make and then give the gift. That is what women most care about. What is your motivation for what you do, say, or give to your wife or girlfriend?
Behind the motivation, your heart towards her is revealed.
Women are sensitive to that. We do not want gifts, compliments or acknowledgment born out of guilt, manipulation, or stubborn obligation.
Us women, we need to know you are thinking about us. That you are appreciating us. That we, alone, satisfy you. Show us that an evening alone with us is enough, it doesn’t make you cringe or fall asleep, or day-dream about when we let you go play Fallout 4. Let us see first hand that holding our hand satisfies you more than that game controller ever does, or that iPad, or even that drink or cigarette. Put your phone on silent and look into the eyes of your special lady, without thinking about all you need to be looking into your phone’s screen to check. Dazzle us with your full attention so we know you think highly of us, you are interested in our point of view– that you value how we are different from you.
That is how we measure how much you value us. Not by how much money you spend on a gift. That you would willingly spend as much money as possible to show that you value us even more than the cost of what we have our eye on.
Make it a point to notice what we have our eye on.
We need to know we are the most valuable part of you.
When you met us, you craved our attention, you dropped what you were doing when possible to spend time with us.
You showed us we were important.
After becoming confident you had “won” our hearts, a shift happened– you began telling us we are important. Not wanting to be “needy”, we’ve adapted and accepted, until pretty soon that’s all we have.
That becomes our value. How much we adapt, accept, overlook…
This is not at all what women really want. It’s definitely not what we need. It does not satisfy or make us happy.
All too often we become part of the background of your attention or memory.
An after thought.
The least in your list of priorities.
There are too many things competing for your attention, and your affection– those things the woman in your life most deserves.
Isn’t she worth more to you than you often make known to her?