At some point, anyone in a relationship has to learn how to deal with a stubborn spouse.Even though your wife or husband may not really be stubborn in nature, there are situations where this trait may surface and it’s better to be prepared in handling it.For today’s rules, I compiled an elite group of these responders to learn exactly what this complex crop of males really wants from a mate. Leave the past out of the present, or there’s no future. The career-focused Independent Woman (IW) is often attracted to the IM, but she shouldn’t evaluate him like a potential hire. Breezing into a date ten minutes late is acceptable (maybe even cute).We’re talking the elusive, exclusive George Clooney types here, and they have spoken. It may be hard to believe, but the Independent Man doesn’t necessarily want to hear about your ex-boyfriend or your childhood. The IM is always on a mission to improve himself and achieve more – with or without you. Further, just because you both look good on paper, doesn’t mean you should approach a new relationship like a corporate merger. Arriving 20 minutes late, however, is as obnoxious as the fact that Louis Vuitton bags never go on sale. When two strong personalities connect, conflicts are bound to arise. Though he might bear a strong resemblance, the IM is not some fairy tale prince.
It can be tricky to navigate the waters of any social interaction—bosses, coworkers, girlfriend I am an extrovert.
However, there are also some of us who revel in the idea of being independent more.
For us, the latter group, it's not necessarily about the comfort we take in being with someone else, but in the comfort we feel in being confident, content and capable — alone or not.
The past might have shaped you, but it doesn’t have to define you. Though you might think his latest business idea is bound for failure, don’t belittle his plans. Have some respect, because the thing about time is that they’re not making any more of it. But, once you’ve made your point and acknowledged a solution, move on! If you continue to play old episodes, he’ll be forced to reach for the remote – category are personal cheering sections and cocktail therapists. The last thing he’s looking for is a damsel in distress.
When dating the IM, don’t bring along your girlfriends to size him up. Do yourself a favor and fix your own flat tire, deal with the spider in the shower, or even take the leap and buy your own dream house.