Discover more about this dramatic difference between men and women.
Women's behavior today is driven largely by ancient DNA from their female ancestors who lived over the past millions of years. Women today still use some of the same million-year-old behaviors.
One of women's strongest inherited behaviors is to build close friendships with as many other women as possible. The purpose of this relationship-building is to ensure survival and protection.
During the past millions of years, women's ancestors lived in a hostile and dangerous environment. Daily life was filled with many dangers, and life was often short. Women's heritable traits for relationship-building enabled them to survive better. These women were able to raise girls who also did female relationship-building for survival.
Women today still exhibit a need for relationship-building with other women. This holds true even if they have no children and even after the childbearing years!
Relationship building with other women comes easily for women today. Women unconsciously know every smile, pleasant word, and caring encounter with another woman is an investment in future survival. DNA still in women today makes relationship-building a natural daily activity wherever possible.
Relationships have not been important to men for their survival for millions of generations. In stead, men have evolved to be competitive and combative in order to survive.
Men rely primarily on their physical strength and clever tactics to manipulate their physical world and others.
Men do not have an evolved need for building relationships with anyone else like women do.
Relationship and Love Advice for Women:
Recognize this need in women to build friendly relationships with other women. It is a natural inherited need from female ancestors. But understand that men don't have this need in their DNA for building relationships with anyone.
To ancient men, a "relationship" with a woman just meant sex, food, and sleep anytime they wanted it.
Relationship and Love Advice for Men:
Look up the definition of "RELATIONSHIP" in a dictionary. Guys, maybe you don't view a relationship the same way that women do. Study these pages and everything else you can get to try to figure out what this relationship need is that women have.
© Copyright 2015 by Lawrence Rodrigues, M.S., Director: EastWest Institute for Self-Understanding
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