While searching for my next book to read, I came across [easyazon_link identifier=”0310341051″ locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Women Are Scary[/easyazon_link] at Book Look Bloggers site to review. It sounded just like my kind of book. Finding female friendships IN PERSON is not exactly something that I’m strong at doing. Yet, in the same token I know the value of having close girlfriends to hang out with.
I’ve ALWAYS been an awkward person to get to know. I use to joke that you either love me or hate me and that there’s no in between. To this day, I still find that statement to really sum up my relationship statuses.
That could be due to my problem-solving personality. I like to get to the heart of situations and try to fix them if possible. I’m NOT afraid of confrontation. I do take criticism to heart and strive to make things right if I can. There are some traits that even I can’t stand about myself, and I’ve strived to change them, but it hasn’t happened yet.
I tend to be a bit protective of my friends. I also strive to give them as much “motherly advice” as I can, and that sometimes makes me come across as a “know it all.” Honestly, that isn’t my true intentions at all.
To say that Women Are Scary to me would actually be an understatement. I have never had many girlfriends growing up. I got along better with the guys. I could relate to their mentality a lot easier. Now I’m married to the love of my life, and I don’t have any close friends anymore. I made the decision to keep all relationships with men as strictly professional only! I do have a few female friends I could call on if I needed them, but it’s not the same as having someone to hang out with on a regular basis.
Reading [easyazon_link identifier=”0310341051″ locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Women Are Scary[/easyazon_link] gave me a lot of perspectives. I loved learning from another woman how to actually pursue this whole Mom Dating bit. It’s ironic because Scary Mommy just wrote a post about Mom Dating, and I had to laugh because this one was ¾ of the way written when hers went live. The mere fact that her post went live as I was contemplating how to word this without sounding desperate myself made me feel 3x’s better!
If you’re like me and don’t have any close in real life friends, then [easyazon_link identifier=”0310341051″ locale=”US” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″]Women Are Scary[/easyazon_link] is for YOU! I found that I’m NOT alone with this topic because it’s been mentioned time and time again online. Friendships help us stay strong when we’re struggling with personal issues such as depression or family drama. Friendships encourage us to build business ideas and put them into action. Friendships make life better!
Can you relate to this issue?