I've noticed that women seek attention but aren't really getting any in their relationships, be it personal, professional, parental or romantic. We want to be heard, to be touched, to have someone notice our little quirks but we can't outright ASK for it. Why is that?? Relationships take a lot of effort to cultivate and nourish and when we finally reach the 'comfort' zone we stop trying..'oh, it's alright that he doesn't kiss me goodbye or hold the door for me, I know he still loves me' or, 'I know I did a good job but he's my boss, he deserves to take the credit (and the bonus)', or, 'my daughter is just going through a stage in her life, her emotional outbursts at me are her way of venting'.
NO, ladies! We deserve to be treated like we matter. It's a simple concept---what do you think? I'm in my late 30's and have had my fair share of bad relationships, from immature boys who only remember your name in the wee hours of the morning to siblings who cry on your shoulder for hours but never once ask about your life (except on your birthday, which is forever memorialized in the Blackberries). As we mature, we learn to accept their shortcomings and brush them off but it's time to take a stand. What gripes you about your current situation? Is it the husband that comes home to eat and veg infront of the TV? Or a supervisor who adlibs your ideas in a meeting? Or, even acquaintances - the neighbor who steals your Sunday paper and smiles as she passes you in the hallway. Inquiring minds want to know.