For many years now, men and women have been coexisting pretty successfully (for the most part). No matter how much we dream and pray though, the arguments will never fade. Men and women are almost born ready to argue with each other, whether it’s a platonic or romantic relationship. No man likes to argue – neither does any woman. Both parties have their own ways of dealing with things. Men think women get too emotional, and women often think men don’t have enough emotion.
This, in turn, starts another fight which is what everybody wanted to avoid in the first place.
There’s probably a million things that men still need to learn and accept when it comes to women – one of those things is knowing there are just some things you aren’t allowed to say in a relationship. If it’s a platonic friendship with a woman, there are still some things men aren’t allowed to say because when we get down to it, some things are just upsetting and offensive to women. Fighting and being called a jerk is never fun, but believe it when it’s said that there are things you can do to prevent tension and arguments in the future. If you assess a situation and really think about what should and shouldn’t be said, that’ll get you out of hot water real fast. All it takes is learning how to develop a filter. Here are 15 things that men need to learn never to say to women. Trust us, dudes, these little hints will save you so many headaches.
15. “You get all emotional”
Men are raised very differently from women, and a lot of it is for good reason. One thing that shouldn’t be gender-specific however, is when and how much emotion can be shown. Women are allowed to cry whenever they want and men just think she’s being a normal woman; but when a man cries, he’s weak and should feel embarrassed. Neither of these things are correct. Humans show emotion in whatever why they need to, and shaming each other for crying, or for not crying, is ridiculous. If your friend or girlfriend gets upset quicker than you do, you don’t respond by telling her she’s emotional. Figure it out or try to practice a bit of empathy. It can go a long way.