Empowered Women in Relationships
Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. Catherine Cardinal, author of, Men to Run From: So You Can Find the Right One to Run to: Whenever you say that about responsibility, what I hear is that women are empowered.
They can do something about this. That’s where I love to go with relationships. It’s a sense of empowerment.
Empowered Women in Relationships: Potential to Change
That means that there is something that you can do. If there is something you can do, you are empowered to potentially change. Of course, the guy needs to be willing to.
That’s very positive in terms of potential.
Dr. Catherine Cardinal
Yes, absolutely. We have more power than we think.
At least a third of my practice are men. Men like to come see me. I’m not a coach who only sees women.
The number one thing that men are tired of with women are women making demands, nagging and making them wrong.
Empowered Women in Relationships: Positive Approach
Whatever you want from your guy, if there is a behavior you don’t like, the best way to change it is to approach it in a positive, non-confrontational way so as not to make him wrong.
What I say in the book is, if you try these things the way that I’m mapping them out and he’s still the same person, then you can honestly say, “I did the best I could to make this happen.”
Empowered Women in Relationships: Best Effort
Then you don’t have to feel that you didn’t try your best. If you feel like you need to leave, you can say, “I gave him the best shot to make the shift and he didn’t, so now I can leave. It’s not working for me.”
Do you encounter empowered women in relationships? Are they dominating? Share those experiences with us below in the comments section below.
The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Dr. Catherine Cardinal
The entire interview transcript is at: Catherine Cardinal Interview – Men To Run From To Find One To Run To
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