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Oh, my gosh you made me laugh..."the miscellaneous table"! Been there. Done that. Then spent the evenings ducking "Mr. All Wrong" and "Mr. I Understand Why You are Still Single". Oh, I have one more to add to the list... "Mr. Married who calls himself Mr. Single."
Yes, feeling like you are being 'picked up' at coffee at doughnuts after Mass...interesting feeling...I didn't need a doughnut anywyay.
- Need a husband who will be there when I need a shoulder to cry on.
- Someone who will give me emotional support when I'm stressed.
- Someone who I can express my feelings and problems to without being judged.
Susan, these are perfect additions to all the other suggestions!
I especially like the last one about being judged. When we can't share our truest feelings, needs & problems with someone that denotes a lack of intimacy & signals the downfall of a relationship. To actually experience non-judmental listening, well...that's when love is truly expressed.
Sometimes men like to "fix things" & haven't learned how to really listen without giving solutions. All we women need is to vent sometimes, know that someone is empathizing with us, will give us a warm hug when we need it, the assurance that it will work out (without condensation), showing confidence that we have the knowledge, experience and/or power to persevere all the while letting us know that we can rely on them for whatever help we need.
Sometimes men like to "fix things" & haven't learned how to really listen without giving solutions.