shut down” in communication. The second piece of advice she offers is along the same lines – namely, that women should stop trying to hide what they are actually feeling. When a man withdraws, the next step is not to ignore a feeling entirely; doing so, the author claims will put more distance between the pair. The appropriate course of action is to be authentic and keep it simple. When it comes time to express feelings, then it is time to use the right words. As the author explains, simply starting with an accusation will lead to the opposite of a resolution in the sense that it will create unnecessary tension. Instead, the author advises that women take the man out of the equation and simple phrase a complaint in terms of their own feelings. So, for example, instead of accusing a man of always being late, perhaps the woman can express that she gets angry when he is late. The balancing act allows the woman to not hide who she really is while expressing her honest feeling. A relationship will have genuinely good communication when a woman is not afraid to show a man her true self that who respects that man enough to want to come to a disagreement. This is presented as advice to consistently avoid feeling disappointed and to ensure a better response the next time feelings need to be shared. . Human Sexuality.Love And elationships in Todays Culture.
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