So the only way you really can empathize is to know their side of the story.Men and women are different in many ways, but we’re more the same than you may think. We all have dating disappointments and horror stories.
So I thought I’d tell you about the experience men have when they’re trying to “date like a grownup.” If you’ve read my e Book, you know that I believe strongly that empathizing with men is absolutely essential to your dating and relationship success.
The definition of empathy is “the power of understanding and imaginatively entering into another person’s feelings.
The last thing I expected from my senior year high school internship was to fall for an older, married man. I wasn't interested in finding romance and I certainly wasn't after a husband. But the significant age difference didn't impede the attraction either of us felt.
He was old enough to be my father (though my real dad was 59 at the time).
People ask me all the time whether I offer dating and relationship coaching for single men. But I tell them that I help men by helping women who are dating after 40. ) One of the most transformational ways I support women is by helping you better understand GROWNUP men.
Just like women, the men you’re dating have lived and learned.
Over several months, our relationship slowly progressed. Andrea, Tom's then wife, was distraught—and rightfully so.
We went from two people with a mutual attraction to an employee and intern that had crossed multiple lines. My parents made me call her to apologize, and the conversation was agonizing.
For the first time in my young life, I felt confident, and knew our relationship was the major reason. I always thought I was having a much better time than my classmates. "I'm sorry I had sex with your husband" doesn't really roll off the tongue, especially when you're far from sorry, and your connection with her husband is stronger than hers.