Frugal Friday (Helping Men)
Today my frugal tips are for women, in how they treat the men in their life. These apply not just to spouses, but to all the men in your life.
-Be frugal with anger and vindictive behavior. If a man does something that makes you angry, feeling angry isn’t a bad thing. It’s just a feeling. It’s what we do with that anger that can become a bad thing. Once you’ve expressed that anger, let it go. Four years is way too long to keep being angry over the same issue.
-Be frugal with disrespect. Better yet, skip it all together. There is nothing that bothers a man more, than being disrespected. Disrespect includes talking about him to friends and family, saying bad things about him to others, revealing confidences that should remain between you and him and trying to be the head of the relationship. I’m sure you can add several more behaviors that you’ve either witnessed or done yourself.
-Be frugal with yelling and defensive body language. We convey a lot with our bodies as well as our tone and level of voice. It’s almost impossible to talk to someone who has their arms crossed and is looking away impatiently. Yelling is demeaning and let’s face it, just not pretty. I don’t know of any woman that looks beautiful when she yells at a man.
So this is the kickoff to my tips for and about men section. Keep it real this weekend and treat every man in your life with respect.
It’ll change your world.