For those who are currently married, the rate was even higher.Men and women had similar rates, while younger respondents were slightly less likely than older respondents to view their partner as their best friend.That he was gone and she was technically available was beside the point.Despite my mother’s allegiance to my father, she never quite mastered wifedom—for one reason: she was wholly unyielding.There is some truth to their claims: when we obtain what is hard to get, we appreciate it more.Sensing signs of love from a jerk may feel like more of an achievement than from a guy who constantly dotes on us (or on any woman he lays his eyes on).With your BFF as your romantic partner, you get the best of both worlds, someone with whom you can laugh, share your life and cuddle.
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If my mother wasn’t the one who made the decision, the decision couldn’t possibly be good. Every relationship requires a masculine and a feminine energy to thrive. (That’s the narrative the culture sells, but that doesn’t make it true.) Men love women who are fun and feisty and who know their own mind!
Every so often she would appear to cede to my father’s wishes, but only if she happened to agree with him. If women want to find peace with men, they must find their feminine—that is where their real power lies. But they don’t want a woman who tells them what to do.
Editor's note: The following column is adapted from the new book "The Alpha Female’s Guide to Men & Marriage" Post Hill Press (February 14, 2017). She was, however, a remarkable and compassionate woman.
And she was fiercely devoted to my father, so much so that five years after he died, she couldn’t bring herself to even kiss the man who fell in love with her at the independent living facility where she lived for a year and a half before she too passed away.