How was this marriage saved?
I was very moved to receive this success story from a reader of my ‘The Truth About Women’ ebook:
“David, I have to say thank you sooooo MUCH!!! My husband and I seemed to be worlds apart until I found your ebook. We were in such bad shape I thought there was no where left to go.
We starting reading ‘The Truth About Women’ together about a week ago and it was as if the light came on. He actually looked at me and said “I GET IT!” I understand now what you’ve been trying to tell me all along”
We have our good days and our bad days, but the bad ones are becoming far less and when we need to we just reference your ebook to seek coaching!
I know this all sounds so stereotypical but it is the truth. Thank you so much. You have truly saved a family from it’s own demise!”
West Chester PA USA
gtkiverson @ aol.com
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2. FEATURE: The Doomed Relationship Model
This is excerpted from my eBook, ‘The Truth About Women’.
The Giving Woman
This relationship model is one that too many relationships are wallowing in.
Women are taught from an early age to be giving, and to look after their man. They learn that a
woman is valued in society when she ‘lands a man’, gets married and has children. This places enormous pressure on her to find a man and keep him happy.
Combined with this, she is fully aware that she will become less and less ‘marketable’ as a wife as she ages, so time to find a man is running out.
The Achieving Man
Little boys learn that achieving is good – build bridges, skyscrapers, and fly to the moon. They do not dream of their wedding day and being a husband, but rather what they will be when they grow up.
While men are well-meaning, they are more self-focused than partner-focused – that is, they are selfish. And men do not suffer the same time pressure to marry, because for them time does not run out in the way that it does for women – in fact, many men become more marketable, not less, with age!
Women desire, in fact thrive on attention. When her partner is thinking about her, giving her what she asks for, and even giving her what she wants before she asks for it, a woman shines. She is radiant, and it spills over to those around her – including her man.
However, most men are not taught to focus on their partner. They learn to focus on their own needs. Combined with this, they are not as intuitive as women, and therefore often do not naturally know what their partner needs or wants.
She takes this lack of attention personally, reading it as a signal that she is not loved.
It gets worse. If women were taught that it was OK to ask for what they wanted, and that they deserved attention, we might have a fighting chance of succeeding in relationships. If this were the case, women might then clearly communicate to their men what they want so that the men could provide it.
However, women learn that they are not to want too much; rather, it is more important to be giving – to be a good partner. Women are in this way trained or conditioned to give, acting out of a feeling of obligation, or fear that the man will leave them if they don’t do it. This is not the same as giving from choice.
Sad Relationship Model
Thus we have a relationship model which is quite sad once we clearly see its dynamics, yet which is almost universal! Women crave attention, but are taught to provide for their man. Men love to achieve goals, and have the potential to be excellent providers, yet have not learned to focus on their partner. Even if they did, they would not have a clear understanding of what their partner wanted.
The result of all this is that the woman is often frustrated, and – not trained to understand what she is lacking and to ask for it – will often ‘act out’ in ways which are not pleasant for either partner. The man is often well-meaning, but clueless. This has unfortunate consequences for both partners.
Firstly, the woman is missing out on the attention she desires and needs in order to shine as a powerful woman. Secondly, the man is missing out on the fulfillment he would get from meeting her needs. Thirdly, he misses out on the numerous benefits of having a having a lit up, radiant partner – which is actually what he most craves. Last but not least, her frustration will have a very strong negative effect on the relationship.
Next issue we will discuss the Winning Relationship Model. Or you can start improving your relationship right now in, ‘The Truth About Women’.
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3. The Personal Touch
As usual, my update feels like a pretty big one.
In February I went back to Australia to close out a phase of my life and officially move to the USA. Visited Dr. Rob in the Philippines and ended up deciding to spend some more time and do some consulting there.
Back to New York for just a month of fun with friends, and then the travel started all over again! Yanik Silver internet marketing conference in Washington D.C. Then flew to Morocco for the Young Entrepreneurs conference (these are people under 40 turning over at least $1m pa in their own businesses. I was fortunate enough to go as a guest.) Made GREAT contacts, good friends, and have some cool pics.
Then it was onto Qatar for 24 hours (I didn’t even know it was a country), and now I’m in the Philippines spending time with Rob and Nathan. OK – I’m off to play badminton and rock climb.