3 Relationship Myths Women Fall Prey To!

When I was younger and in past relationships, there were tons of seemingly ‘insignificant’ myths I fell prey to. Unfortunately, one myth + one more myth + another myth = mounting confusion, poor communication, disconnection and a whole lot of heart ache.

Women get to adulthood with way too many false ideas about relationships (so do men for that matter)! These false ideas, beliefs, and ultimately expectations, lead to challenges that can create a great deal of frustration, loneliness, resentment and disconnect from the man in your life.

ALL of which is avoidable!

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These myths are so prevalent, it's no wonder so many of us have suffered at their metaphorical hands. I'm sure you'll recognize the following pitfalls and the pain they elicit.

Learning truth can feel challenging and seem frustrating at first. But, it is worth digging into and understanding truth if you want to create a sustainable, joyful and deeply connected relationship.

Myth #1: He Knows (or Should Know) What I Want & Need

Ok, seriously ladies. This idea is a trap and a load of crap!

I coach this issue every day. News flash. HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT YOU WANT OR NEED, OR HOW TO MAKE YOU HAPPY.

But, he desperately and deeply wants to know…

I can hear your rebuttal now, “but Shawn, he has to know, because of _____Or, I tried to tell him once before_____ Or, what kind of moron wouldn’t know I need or want _____”

The truth is, you can hang on to your complaints, your drama stories and your lack of getting what you want and need… OR, you can tell him. Plainly. Clearly. Boldly. Courageously.

No more using ‘him’ as an excuse to be upset, lonely, confused or angry. And if you did try to tell him before, odds are, YOU were not clear enough.

Men define part of their success by how happy their lady is. Yes, seriously. Work success & family happiness are men’s defining factors. Just because it seems like he has meatloaf for brains at times does not mean he has a lack of interest in your happiness.