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.
This is so good – truly. Excellent advice! And I will take you up on your challenge for this weekend!!
woowee ~ that’s a tough one ~ I’ll try my best 🙂 thanks for the advice!
Hey thanks for checking out my Tackle on Tuesday.
I love this post. This is a great tie into FF. All the things you say are so true and yet, we so easily forget them. I know I really need a reminder like this. Thanks
Excellent post. I have been guilty of all the above. I really have to ask the Holy Spirit to stop me before I even start down that road. Now if I would just cooperate with him more often! It’s better then it was, but there’s still work to do.
Thanks for posting this!
I think you hit all three points right on the head.Often it seems that a negative experience is held onto for so long that it can only cause harm to a relationship….to heal is important. It goes both ways….we men need to mind our selves as well! Nice post! 🙂