Jaimie did a post stating:
For the first time in my life, I need a man. I absolutely need James.
Life would be so hard without him. He does all of the hard, dirty work, while I sit there and worry. He's a doer, a mover, a motivater.
On the other hand, he thinks that I do too much. I don't think I do
Life before James was hard. I felt like I was floating, spinning through my
life without a safety net. Now, I know that if I spin too fast, he'll be there
to catch me.
Now, I know that men are necessary.
I love when my Doll write things like this about me. But I wonder how men feel about the necessity of women. Besides the obvious reasons; reproduction, groceries, an excuse to watch Oprah, do men need women? I’m not talking about your girl that comes over every once in a while and break you off something proper.
Our masculine instincts generally won’t allow us to admit it, but when I think about my life with Jaimie, there is absolutely no way I’d want to go back to who I was before I met her. Not only have I learned so much about relationships, but I’ve also learned a great deal about who I am. The partnership and friendship that I’ve developed with Jaimie is so different than anything I’ve ever experienced.
In a way, I would say that Jaimie has added immense value to my life. That’s what a relationship should do. In fact, there are only two things a relationship can do for a person; add value or add misery. I’ve experience both as I am sure most of us have.
So the topic of discussion for the men today is this:
1. How does your wife/girlfriend add value to your life?
2. What qualities do you look for in a woman that you feel will add value to your life and the relationship?
3. How do you expect to be treated by a woman?
4. Does your view of women and relationships differ from the men in previous generations.
Part I: Men on Fatherhood
Part II: Dead Men Don't Talk
Part III: Rules for Men to Live By