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When Women Need To Talk, How Much Should Be With Their Significant Other Versus Other Women

When a woman is facing an issue and she needs to talk, sometimes it's hard to know where she should turn. Should she reach out to her significant other or should she reach out to her girlfriends? The answer is...both! When women share with men, they strengthen their pair bond and they feel connected. When women share with other women, they strengthen their social bond and they feel understood. You might be surprise to learn that the day of her cycle actually has a lot to do with it, too. Check out the video below to hear more insights on this topic from John Gray, the author of "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus".

The differences between men and women are vast and endless. We have different bodies, life experiences, societal expectations and pressures...The list goes on and on. Even our greatest attempts to understand what our partners are going through can be an exercise in futility. This can make communication a challenging and frustrating endeavor. Our differences are often looked at as a negative thing but they can actually be quite wonderful. These differences make things more interesting and allow us to gain new perspectives on things. A man and a woman could look at the same situation and see different ways of dealing with it. If your partner is struggling with something, sharing your unique take on it can really help to resolve the issue. Sometimes, all it takes is a fresh set of eyes, looking at the problem different angle.

During the 5 days around ovulation, women are better off sharing with a man instead of sharing with other women. When women share with each other, they can relate to each other and offer caring and understanding words of support. This is important and beneficial on many levels. So why is it particularly important to share with a man instead during those 5 days. When a woman shares with a man who cannot relate to what it's like to be a woman, it gives her a boost knowing that she connected with someone who is different from her. To bridge the gap, she has to clearly articulate and explain her feelings to the man. When they connect, or better yet, when he helps her to resolve the issue, this is great for pair bonding. She feels loved and supported and she appreciates his help and he feels happy knowing that he could help her.