It’s Really For Everyone – Men and Women

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of What Every Woman Wishes Modern Men Knew About Women from Sylvia a few weeks ago.

I finally got the chance to read it over on my work train ride a few days ago.

What an enjoyable, lighthearted adventure through the miscommunications that are human beings.

It taught this old dog some new tricks as well so, for that, I’m grateful. (and when I say ‘tricks’, I DO mean understanding :))

He wants us not for cooking, cleaning, and sex, but for love, friendship, and sex.

Interestingly enough, it’s an eye-opener for women too.

Just what they might be mucking up in how they talk to their partners as well as their partners understanding when they themselves might be being ‘played’ by a potentially manipulative women – I wonder how many of those are out there?


Interesting Snippets For You

Isn’t it better that I stay with you because I want to be with you, and not because I need you?

Now that’s a great line, isn’t it? You should never feel you’re staying with anyone because you need them, rather it’s the mutual ‘want’ to simply be with them.

Wouldn’t you prefer to know that we look forward to seeing you, that the only reason we go places with you or continue to live with you is because we enjoy your company and genuinely want to be there?

More life lessons for both sexes, don’t you think?

Children need protection; women do not. When we enter into relationships, we do it assuming we’re your partners. Your friends. Your equals. Your confidants.

Too many times, men (and women too) consider themselves above and/or better than their partners. Possibly more prevalent in the male of the species but the jury is out on that score, if you ask me.

Point is, both genders are human beings. Human beings have the equal rights and privileges of life in general.

Cheating, lying, embezzling, sneaking, killing, abusing, neglecting, bullying, etc. Speaking of cheating and saintly, morally superior women — 68% of women say they would have an affair if they knew they’d never get caught.

This statistic was offered on the program Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal (OWN, orig. air date June 21, 2011).

Now we all know :)

Women can be just as morally damaged as men.

Let the gavel fall!


I Had An Ah-Hah Moment Too :)

Oh, now I know about, what I thought, was a wonderful and personal Valentines Day present.

In fact, the last two Valentines Day gifts of heart shaped necklace and then some lingerie, for my second wife Pamela Allen, have never been worn.

If you buy us jewelry or anything else we’re expected to wear in public, you’re brave, because it’s very hard to make those selections.

Please don’t be offended when we want to exchange whatever it is for something we’ll like.

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Guys: From now on, forget buying your special lady these ……

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… and buy these as a much safer bet for her enjoyment

OK, now I get it, d’oh.

My taste needs to stay in my head in those two areas, I think.


Review Wrap-up

On a score out of ten, I’d rate the value and benefit as well as ease of reading, with a nice subtle dose of humour:

3.5 / 5

Pros: There is certainly great education for both men and women, of all adult ages

Cons: Lots of subject matter relevant to the topic remains uncovered. Do I smell a sequel?


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Enjoying newly found freedoms in South-East Asia, Martin is a down to earth, honest, quirky humor, compassionate and upfront kinda guy. Easy going and love to laugh. Into good food, wine and great company. I’ll talk and try to help anyone.
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Martin Cooney – who has written posts on GeekandJock.