Women don’t come with a manual. If they did, men wouldn’t need man caves. The truth is, part of what makes women appealing can also make them terrifying. Their emotional volatility is either fascinating or distressing, depending on both how it’s expressed, yes – but also how it’s taken. Every woman’s got her moods. Most men are by turns charmed, bewildered, and blindsided by them. Here are some hints to help you keep your cool when I’m being a red-hot b*tch:
10. Don’t Resist It
I cannot overemphasize this one. Resistance is the most common reason me being a b*tch gets us into all kinds of trouble (and not the fun kind instigated by tequila and a hot tub).
In case you’re wondering what this means, it includes saying things like, “Calm down,” “Would you just relax?” “What’s the big deal?” and, “You’re overreacting.” This is much like pouring gas on a lit flame.
When I’m pissed, no matter how ridiculous it may seem, it’s happening.
Wishing it wasn’t or telling me to stop isn’t going to work. It’s similar to attempting to stop a tsunami. Is you telling the big b*tchy wave to stop being a big b*tchy wave going to work?
Nope. But if you accept that the wave is happening and grab a surfboard, you’ll get farther and be in for a hell of a ride.
I know how complicated women are – trust me, I’m living proof of this. But if there’s anything I’ve learned about men, it’s that the more I’m accepted for exactly who I’m being in this moment, the more I change and morph and melt into something more accepting myself.
9. Know That It Won’t Last Forever
Have I ever been a b*tch forever? Have I? Have you ever known any women who were? (Meryl Streep from The Devil Wears Prada doesn’t count).