There’s a relationship dynamic so common today it’s unusual to meet a couple that doesn’t fit the bill.
You know the one I’m talking about: strong, independent, powerful women who are dating or married to soft men. Men who are not grounded in their masculine core. Men who’ve been emasculated.
The dynamic itself isn’t new, but the number of couples who are trying—and failing—to master this futile dynamic— is off the charts, thanks to decades of propaganda that groomed women to be more and more like men.
This new type of woman demands a certain type of man.
Strong women need a man who consistently follows through on his word, who has purpose in his life, who remains grounded in the face of her intense emotion, who makes her feel safe, and who provides leadership in the relationship.
When it doesn’t happen, the relationship starts to feel flat, contentious, or even toxic. She will seem to nag and criticize more, and have less interest in sex. When she gets angry, he’ll label it as “crazy” and blame her. In truth, she’s just expressing the pain of your not stepping up.
GS Youngblood is a men’s coach focused on men in relationship, former Silicon Valley executive, founder of a tech company that he eventually sold, and the author of two books, including the recently published The Masculine in Relationship. His teachings are based on 12 years as a student and creator in the realm of the masculine-feminine dynamic.