It wasn’t long after we emerged from the ‘honeymoon’ when I began to tell him some of the things that he could do ‘better’.
He turned to me with a smile, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to marry yourself?’
It’s true that opposites attract, but how much energy do we then spend trying to create ‘sameness’?
What if we diverted our energy from trying to make our men like us and invested more time embracing his difference and celebrating his uniqueness?
You’re serious, he’s funny – let him make you laugh.
You’re a nester, he’s a dreamer – let him inspire you.
You’re organised, he’s chaotic – let him teach you spontaneity.
We don’t become better women by making men like us. We become better women when we let difference teach, challenge and evolve us.
Embrace his difference, celebrate his uniqueness.