Health Tip Of The Week
Supporting Each Other and Making Friends
Why is it so hard to for women to make friends with other women? Men don't seem to have this issue. They bond quite easily. The talk about the man basics....sports, cars, women, and voila, they have become friends! It doesn't work this way with my gender. Why are we so different when it comes to forming lasting friendships? Is it because we require more of an emotional connection with others? Is it because we are too judgmental? Is it because we are more cautious? Is it because we are more insecure about ourselves, and get jealous easily? Are we too competitive with one another? Are we untrusting because of a previous relationship? I think it's a combination of all these things.
I had a conversation with my son the other day. I told him that it is easy to find the most hated girl in the room, because she will be the prettiest girl in the room. Is it really because she is so pretty, or is it really because we are so insecure with our own looks? We can get so jealous when we view someone else as having something we don't, whether it is a successful career, happy marriage, great kids, a beautiful home, being too attractive, etc. We chuck it up to them being lucky or privileged in some way. Like they were born with an advantage that we didn't get. Then, we will judge them, and decide we don't like them, no matter what they say or do.
Many women feel that men are the enemy, when in actuality we are our own worst enemies. We don't hold men to the same standards that we hold ourselves to. We want to have it all, and be it all, all of the time. That's just not realistic. I'm not perfect, you're not perfect, and that woman across the room that you don't like, because you view her as perfect.... well, she isn't either! We all have struggles, issues, problems, and insecurities. We all go through the same things at one point or another, yet continued...