BECAUSE THEY CAN'T...


Because they can't
             men look to women
                      to understand their weaknesses

Because they can
             women understand their weaknesses
                                  all too well

But

Because men really want
                women to stand-under their weaknesses
                                so they won't have to

                It never works

Because women can't stand
                 to stand-under
                            the weaknesses of men

Because it would blow the cover
                            off their own strength
                            and their own futile efforts
                                                 to find it in men

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Because they can't
             women look to men
                        to accept their strengths

Because they can
             men accept their strengths
                                    all too well

But

Because women really  want
                       men to be strong for them
                           so they won't have to

                It never works

Because men can't stand
                  to understand
                            the strength of women

Because it would blow the cover
                            off their own weakness
                            and their futile efforts
                                      to get women to accept it

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WHAT MEN WANT FROM WOMEN

What men want from women:
                  understanding,
                    authorization,
                      their own right brains.

          What they get:
                    sexual stimuli,
                      someone to support,
                        an invitation to love.

What women want from men:
                       acceptance,
                         security,
                           their own left brains.

           What they get:
                     sexual attention,
                       someone who needs them,
                         an invitation to grow up.

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This book is primarily for men
        who need to understand women
        before they can accept them;
        
        secondarily for women
        who can accept men
        without understanding them,

        but who need to understand this difference
        lest they fail to appreciate the power
        inherent in their gift of being able to accept
        what they do not understand,
        or become judgmental of men's need to understand
        before they are able to accept.

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(From: UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE)

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