According to my fiancée I am having a problem with my feelings. She will often ask what I am thinking. She says she wants to know what I am feeling, and she often gets angry when I can’t give her a 2 hour speech about what I am feeling.
I know most women are like this, but what the hell am I supposed to do? Short of crying, I thought I have shared my thoughts and feelings pretty well with her in the past. She is becoming more insistent about this, but I just don’t see the need to overanalyze my every thought and emotion.Please Help!
Dear Jerk,So your fiancée wants to know your every thought and emotion. Well she is a liar, liar liar pants on fire! Women are always trying to pull this charade. “Tell me what you’re thinking…Why you don’t ever tell me what you are feeling.” The simple truth is they don’t want to know.
This sounds funny, I know. Take it from me though, an experienced manly man who has been there done that, and someone who has been married for an eternity, women don’t really want to know anything about your feelings; they just like to play the game.
What game you ask? It’s called gotcha. Part of being in a relationship is learning how to read your partner, especially if that partner is a woman. Rather than just come out and say something, women like to play cat and mouse just to see if you can keep up. I think they like to do this to show their superiority over men.
Let’s face it, most men on the surface are not very perceptive. We don’t have thought provoking conversations with other men, and definitely not with other women. If we get out of our comfort zone, there isn’t going to be a whole lot of substance. So if the conversation is not discussing food, beer, sex, work, or sports, then good luck ladies.
Again, women don’t really want to what you are feeling, I really cannot stress that enough. If you start sharing your thoughts and feelings with your woman and, God forbid, if you ever cry in her presence, she is going to start to thinking you are an enormous mangina. Women want us to be strong burly men who don’t show any emotion. This is built into them from the days when we lived in caves and huts, it is simply human nature.
You also have to remember that whatever you say can and WILL be used against you in the court of woman. When your fiancée is asking you what you are thinking and you respond, every word, every facial expression, everything from your direction will be analyzed, internalized, logged and stored for another day. Guys generally can’t remember what women said 2 seconds ago. Women on the other hand remember EVERYTHING, whether it was from 2 minutes ago, 5 days ago, or something you said on May 23rd, 2001. This is not something to take lightly, as you will be punished in the bedroom.
So the next time your lady asks you to share your feelings don’t go into a long explanation. Rather, give her one word answers. “Honey, what are you thinking about right now?” Your response: “Sex.” “What do you want out of life?” Your response: “Beer.” You get the point. Just don’t become a whiny little bitch or you might find your wife in bed with your new neighbor down the road who looks like a lumber jack. Stand up tall and be a man! If you want more wisdom like that, you can find it in my new book, “How to be a Man in a Penis-less Society.”Now if you will excuse me, my wife told me to get the house cleaned and cook dinner before she gets home. I don’t know if I will have time to go to the video store, can anyone tell me if Sleepless in Seattle is on Netflix?