Charlie and Allan on Healthy Relationships
I just watched an episode of Two and a Half Men which I, strangely, find extremely amusing.
Amusement in the timing as well as the interesting, almost true to life goings-on between Allen and Charlie. I see the subtle parallels between the two of them within us all.
The good guy, bad guy scenario. The ‘I want to be a playboy’ versus ‘I’m a wonderful and stable companion’.
Those voices in our head continually chattering on about what to do and what not to do.
Should I do this or am I expected to do that and, for that matter, does that bode well with me.
Do I rush headlong into a relationship with this person or is there something I should be concerned about that I’ll eventually regret?
I’ve spoken to a lot of guys around how we go about building healthy relationships and we all have those voices.
Some guys think at a very intuitive level (in a heart space) and other guys think out every tiny nuance or possibility about that other person (head space). Personally, I’m very much the intuitive type and trust what my gut instinct tells me – I’ll certainly admit that’s not always been the case.
One Plus One Equals One
Coming back to the Allen and Charlie scenario though. Check these two guys out.
Allen on the other hand is nerdish, he continually questions his behaviour, he lacks self-confidence and is almost desperate for a long term relationship.
I look at these two characters and, when morphed together, they literally form a balanced person.
By balanced, I mean self confident, at ease with the opposite sex, responsible and sharing their life with love.
To be honest, those are the sorts of qualities we’re all searching for. You’ll only find those balanced relationship answers if you’re honest enough to admit
The Gift of Two
And balance has so many forms that permeate our lives.
The Geek and The Jock are the balance of a person’s outlook or persona.
Masculine and Feminine energies (or another way of saying that is the Active and Passive) make up a man as well as a woman – all human beings have both active as well as passive natures though often they can be unbalanced in an individual.
The true gift of a balanced relationship between a man and a woman is that individual imbalance can come back into balance when we’re open to giving and sharing our strengths with the other.
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