The other day, my girlfriend was upset with me again and creating drama. This is to be expected, as she's a high energy, energetic girl with a lot going on right now; I understand and commiserate. This is how it is with women and drama. But there's one thing she was trying to do that irked me somewhat.
She was trying to change me.
To any man out there who's ever had a girlfriend before, you probably know what I'm talking about. Women universally want men to change. It's only in those rare moments during the honeymoon phase of the relationship -- usually the first 90 days or so -- that this doesn't go on.
You also get a brief reprieve following a major capitulation, but this doesn't last and only breeds more struggles in the long term.
In any event, there's a famous quote about marriage by the eminent physicist (and philanderer, as it turns out) Albert Einstein, which we can pretty easily extrapolate to relationships of all sorts. What Einstein said was this:
"Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed."
Hmm. Guess they should've given him a Noble prize in humanities, too.
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