Differences Between Men And Women In Relationships

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Are the roles different between men and women in a relationship? There are significant differences between males and female, even if they are only physical. However, physical is not the only attribute that 's different but intellectual, social and emotional. Gender roles by definition are the social norms that dictate what is socially appropriate males and female behavior. The origin of gender roles is a complex and nationwide issue as different culture view gender roles differently. For example, in American culture it was common for the woman to be the submissive homemaker while the man was the breadwinner. What variables could account for this? Religion is often the number one reason people use, but if we dig deeper one could see that the …show more content…
This is a relationship where women are exacted to agree with or do everything, not have a voice or opinion and do as they are told. While this system can still be found in a number of relationships many women are becoming fed up with this role generalization. Carol Dweck author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success gives a scenario about a couple who decides to have a housewarming party. Since the girlfriend had experience in hosting parties and cooking she gladly took care of the preparations. Everything was fine until the party started and instead of helping her the boyfriend acted like he was a guest. Although many men are opened to the relationship being on equal terms, they still have episodes when the dominant personality emerges. This lead to arguments as both party don 't want to compromise or give up control. Dweck says “ In a relationship, the growth mindset lets you rise above blame, understand the problem, and try to fix it -together.” Other gender roles is that the women are the …show more content…
They took care of the children, looked after the household, and took care of the husband. Although some found it a rewarding role, many women today are shifting away from this traditional gender roles. They want a more active life from a business perspective. That 's why you see many women focusing on their career and putting off having children. In a relationship this could be a problem if the man is ready for a family and the woman is not or vis-a-vis. The question of children or not, can be a deal breaker. If the woman gives in then she could possible regret the choice which create another dilemma and of she doesn’t give in then the man could possibly leave the relationship. For example, Janet is involved in a loving committed relationship for four years; however, recently there has been one thing that’s driving the couple apart, the question of have children. The boyfriend is ready to started a family; she’s not. Dweck expresses, “It takes work to communicate accurately and it takes work to expose and resolve conflicting hopes and beliefs. It doesn 't mean there is no “they lived happily ever after,” but it 's more like “ they worked happily ever after.” The last gender roles that will be discussed for this people women are the emotional. ones while men are less

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