If you let a woman run slipshod over you, she will. But how do you keep control without being controlling?
I treat women well.
I give them phenomenal connection, great
conversation, and scream-out-loud sex. I have a
good sense of humor, possess a knack for solving pretty much any
problem, no matter how intractable, and I look good and present well to
women’s friends and family (when
it comes time for that).
I also give a woman I’m with a fair amount of autonomy – within reason. But I do require women to be good partners, and to hold to the things I hold women in relationships to.
Once I had a girlfriend who liked to probe and test ask me if I
wanted to try an open relationship. “You mean, you date other people,
and I date other people, and also still date each other?” I asked. She
said yes. “So you mean like I
could go get a really hot and loyal girlfriend, and you’d be shagging a
bunch of other dudes or whatever, and we could both do that.” She said
yes again. “Okay, cool. But wait, why would I continue to date you
then?” I asked. She
explained well this way we could still see each other but we could also
see other people. “Why wouldn’t I just date other women just as pretty,
fun, and awesome as you whom I do not
have to share with other men?” I asked.
You might wonder what happened next. Was she forced to repress a
desire she had for an open relationship? Did she secretly engage in an
open relationship behind my back? Did she accept my position, submit,
and become a devoted girlfriend? In this article, we’re going to talk
about how women react when you put your foot down on things; when you
deny requests they claim they want.
There’s nothing wrong with open relationships if that’s your thing, of course. I’m not against them for other people. I just use this as an example of a girl testing to see how far she could expand her liberties with me before I put my foot down.
Every woman will do this with you. It’s not a matter of respect or disrespect. Nor is it a matter of how free she is in the relationship – even if you give her unprecedented freedom in the relationship, she will still test you to see if she can get more freedom (or to get you to do more free stuff for her).
This is an important concept to understand with women.