He seemed genuinely surprised when he told me: “After all, love is this? Living together is this?”
“What’s the matter?” I asked.
“For a woman, love is usually a way to marriage, and marriage is nothing else but a list of constant solicitations from her part. If a married man is attentive, from morning to night it’s a non stoppable do this and that.”
“Can’t be that bad!”
“Yes it is. And a guy doesn’t know how to react. If he is constantly told to do things, he faces a dilemma: if he obeys he is going to be regarded as passive and most certainly disrespected, and, if he doesn’t comply, it’s war…”
“You are pessimistic today! Maybe she does that to get your attention. Maybe she needs your obedience to prove your love to her…” I ended up saying. I don’t have answers for all the weird things happening in this world. I just know that he is right. Women spend part of their lives asking things and giving orders: “Do this… Don’t do that!”
And I just wonder: “If women were different, would that change anything?”