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In a healthy relationship, do you think the man should lead or should the woman lead? Or should it be an equal partnership?
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In a healthy relationship, do you think the man should lead or should the woman lead? Or should it be an equal partnership?
Leading what specific aspects of the relationship? The bedroom/sex, general/social plans, household, planning the dates.

I think most women are generslly attracted to men who will take the lead in these aspects. But men like to see some initiative from the woman too
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The particpants determine the parameters of a healthy relationship.
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The particpants determine the parameters of a healthy relationship.
ooo check this dude out...using big words

but yeah, what you said
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Leading what specific aspects of the relationship? The bedroom/sex, general/social plans, household, planning the dates.

I think most women are generslly attracted to men who will take the lead in these aspects. But men like to see some initiative from the woman too
Is this actually true though? Or is it an old fashioned view?
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Will probably get flack for this by feminists and the like, but I believe men should be the leaders in a relationship.

A wise grandad once said - ''Never let a woman stipulate the rules and engagements of the relationship. If she does, misery starts immediately.''
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Will probably get flack for this by feminists and the like, but I believe men should be the leaders in a relationship.

A wise grandad once said - ''Never let a woman stipulate the rules and engagements of the relationship. If she does, misery starts immediately.''
Would it depend on the personalities of the men and women involved though? There are a lot of couples where the woman is the “bread winner” and generally Lead the interactions. And they’re still happy couples.
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neither the man or woman; both should be equal stakeholders in the relationship.
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In a healthy relationship, do you think the man should lead or should the woman lead? Or should it be an equal partnership?
Whenever I look at a woman controlling a relationship I think: "you sad man, damn you really sold your manhood huh".

Relationships should be equal.
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Would it depend on the personalities of the men and women involved though? There are a lot of couples where the woman is the “bread winner” and generally Lead the interactions. And they’re still happy couples.
Making more than your partner doesn't mean you then start controlling interactions.
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Would it depend on the personalities of the men and women involved though? There are a lot of couples where the woman is the “bread winner” and generally Lead the interactions. And they’re still happy couples.
If they're happy with the relationship being that way then sure, go right ahead. I'm not here to assert control over another's man's relationship.

But on the flip side, I believe men should be leaders, and that includes leading in the relationship.

The essence of a man is to be assertive and set boundaries but at the same time remain stoic, level-headed and calm.
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Is this actually true though? Or is it an old fashioned view?
It's biology
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I don't think there is a "should". People are different, relationships are different; whatever works for each couple.
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Will probably get flack for this by feminists and the like, but I believe men should be the leaders in a relationship.

A wise grandad once said - ''Never let a woman stipulate the rules and engagements of the relationship. If she does, misery starts immediately.''
A wise grandmother once said - "The man is the head in a relationships, but the woman is the neck, and she can turn the head any way she wants" ...
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A wise grandmother once said - "The man is the head in a relationships, but the woman is the neck, and she can turn the head any way she wants" ...
If I'm understanding that quote correctly, that doesn't sound like a good thing.
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If I'm understanding that quote correctly, that doesn't sound like a good thing.
why not?
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My family is Irish, the women are always in control :lol:
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In a healthy relationship, do you think the man should lead or should the woman lead? Or should it be an equal partnership?
For me I’d want it to be equal. A relationship should be a partner ship (for me at least)
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why not?
Well going by my interpretation, it says to me that the woman controls the man and his decisions/how he thinks.
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Well going by my interpretation, it says to me that the woman controls the man and his decisions/how he thinks.
Well yeah, it's saying that the man is in change but that woman directing him; but that can be interpreted in a couple of ways - that they are working together or that the woman is manipulating/controlling the man (I've heard it used to mean both).
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