Is there truth to the saying men are from mars, women are from Venus? Could we be on to different planets? Well, we’re all on this planet called earth, but it sure seems like men are on a different planet sometimes! Is it that men simply shrug things off, and play as though things don’t bother them, to protect their family, or their ego? Or, is it simply the fact that women look too much into things, searching for reasons and answers.
Well, we have all heard the words “You worry too much”, or “Don’t worry about it”. How about the famous, “Everything will be fine”? Really, everything is going to be fine? If we don’t look into the possibilities of it not being fine, we won’t be prepared to make an appropriate decision, right? Isn’t it important to think ahead, of possible scenarios, and our reactions to them? Do men not do this? Is this really over analyzing, or thinking ahead? So many questions, and yet so many different answers.
It’s been the topic of many articles, books, and movies. You can even read the book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, based on this theory. I must admit, I personally have never read this book, although by the title I can only assume it’s contents. Listing differences between the male and females way of interacting, and thinking processes. Why is it then when women encounter a potential hurtful, or harmful situation we “dwell” on it for days afterward, or before if it hasn’t happened yet, in hopes of thinking of resolution? Yet, men will walk away from the situation knowing they don’t have to deal with it, or “fix” the problem? Or, you might be going to your husband in hopes of emotional support with a big decision, that might affect the whole family, and he tells you what’s going to happen, will happen? What is that suppose to mean, anyways? Sure, you already knew that, but is that really appropriate timing to remind you of that?
OK, now I’ve analyzed this myself after discussing it with my best friends and their husbands and my conclusion is that men simply want to protect their family. When you seem upset, or terribly worried about something he can read that from your facial expression, and concern in the matter. But he can’t read your mind.
Just know that it isn’t that they don’t care, just maybe that they don’t know how to react without stressing you out more. I think this is the bottom line, but who knows, maybe I’m just putting too much thought into this. After all, I am a woman!