Women, Should We Recycle the Old-Time Relationships?

In Modern society we are bombarded with facts about reusing and recycling, and rightly so. We have now found that even though our ancestors recycled only out of necessity in post war Britain, that they actually had a point, an important one!

We have witnessed a resurgence of this new and urgent wave of recycling with not just our rubbish. We only have to look in our own wardrobes to find evidence of the renaissance of fashion like the mini skirt, pedal pushers, low cut jeans and fish net stockings. But it doesn’t stop there, herbal remedies (even rumours of scientists using the leech to aid in healing) retro interior design etc, threaten to dominate our literature and lives.

But where is she going with this I hear you ask. Aha! I’ve said all this because I am venturing out on thin ice, into a world you and I have never lived. Like the return of the aforementioned, some of us think that due to the crazy rise of divorce in our age the time is ripe for the return of a bit of old fashioned love. Why? Simple. It worked!

When we have gone through – in futility – all the modern steps of keeping him ‘whipped into shape’ maybe we can successfully fall back on the use of a little bit of honey and the art of gentle, positive manipulation which our grandmothers practiced so well.

Grandmas didn’t play mind games

For a start, don’t expect him to read your mind, if there is anything men are hopeless at, it’s knowing what a woman is thinking. To make life easier for both of you, tell him exactly what you want for your birthday for instance, where you want it from and what brand and colour you desire. Not exactly romantic but it takes away the misery of feeling that he doesn’t really love you because he doesn’t know your preferences. Besides, when he sees the thrill on your face when you open your present, his mind chooses to forget that you had actually requested it. Result! Both parties are happy and the juice maker stays un-ordered from Ikea’s catalogue.

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Diane September 18, 2009 at 1:34 AM  

I tell my husband exactly what I want for my birthday and he still doesn't buy it for me.... oh well...:O)

Anonymous September 20, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

interesting, but its nice to be so in tune that he or she can surpise you with a gift and you are always pleasnatly surprised.

Anne Lyken-Garner is a published author, editor and freelance writer. Her specialities include relationships and confidence building. You can find her inspirational memoir here.
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