Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Simple Things Women Want

The Simple Things ::

Respect. Show us through your actions that you respect our opinions, careers, interests, friends, bodies and minds. You don't have to agree with all that we say or do, but try to honor our opinions as valuable contributions. Follow the golden rule and treat us as you would like to be treated: Be honest, fair, kind, and considerate.

Sex. Yes, we love sex. But, Likewise, remember small physical touches like massages. One can never, ever, have too many shoulder rubs. And scratching our heads is pretty great, too.

Romance. It's another night on the couch with take-out and TiVo? Just because we're staying in doesn't mean the evening can't be romantic. Bring home flowers for no reason. Even the bouquets from the supermarket are enough to make us smile.

Time. We understand relationships can't be all wine and roses; simply making the time to be with us and treating us like your top priority says "love" more than all the fancy gifts and lovely letters ever could.

Communication. Women are vocal creatures. We know you love us, but it's nice to hear you say it, too. We can also be insecure. We wish we weren't, but the reality is that we often notice our wobbly thighs and forget about our gorgeous eyes. So let us know when you think we're hot. Tell us we're beautiful. It helps us feel good.

Consistency. This doesn't mean be boring and predictable. It means that we know you will (usually, no one is perfect!) give us the love and support we need. Knowing that you're coming at this with the same desires and energy as we are goes a long way to making us feel secure.

Engagement. You don't have to like everything we like (we might be a little concerned if you do), but showing interest in our passions, be it career-related, a sport or a hobby, goes a long way. Listen when we talk to you.

The Misery

I remember when I used to be inspired,
But now I'm just getting tired,
Because I've finally woken up,
And I don't like what I see.

I'm a lock without a key,
So it's dawned on me that I'm alone,
I'm a queen sitting on a kingless throne,
And the person who said they loved me,
I hardly ever see.

So I guess I should try to cut all ties,
But how can I say goodbye to my one ally,
So I'm lost and I'm scared,
Because this time my heart can't be shared,
This time I'm truly alone.

That moment when you realize you're on your own,
Is worse when you're surrounded by friends,
Who don't realize you're coming to the end,
Because you're falling fast.

You can hear the wind rushing past,
But still on the outside you stood there smiling with glass eyes,
Trying hard to keep acting,
And wondering why you can't cry.

And your heart is aching,
In fact you're pretty sure it's breaking,
And nothing can save you anymore,
Because your heart has finally tore,
And it's there in two, there's nothing I can do.