As a woman, you no longer need to rely on a man to go out and hunt for your food or to protect you from wooly mammoths, but did you know that a man’s instinct is still to protect you and to provide for you in whatever way he can? While our roles in society now are much more fluid than they were in tribal society, both men and women have instinctual urges that can be seen in the way that we relate to one another
Historically, a women’s survival depended largely on her relationship to a man, and more specifically, her ability to please him.
And while that may no longer be the case, a woman’s instinct is a strong driving factor behind how she behaves in her romantic relationships.
In much the same way, a man instinctively wants to provide for and protect the women he loves. He may not go out on the hunt for, but he certainly does want to take care of you.
Here’s an example.
When a man is walking down the street with a woman that he feels compelled to protect, he will often walk on whichever side of her is closest to the street.
It’s a small thing, and one that most women would not likely notice, but for a man this is an instinctive act of protection.
This is his way of keeping you safe and out of harm’s way.
For a woman, her instinct may arise when she is asked by a man where she’d like to go out for dinner.
How often have you been asked this question and then promptly answered, ‘Oh, I don’t care. Whatever you’d like is fine.’
This is a classic example of how we, as women, operate from our instinctive supporter/adapter mode of being.
But guess what? He’s asking you what you want because HE wants to provide for you.
He wants to make you HAPPY.
So while you’re busy trying to please him, he’s busy trying to figure out how to give you what you want – but you won’t tell him!
So the next time a man asks you where you’d like to go for dinner, watch how quick you are to respond and see if you can pause and just take a breath.
Then instead of saying it doesn’t matter, trust that he’s asking you because he really does want to know what would make you happy, and then tell him where you’d like to go.
To your authenticity,