6 Things Women Want To Change About Men
Since you've been together, you've noticed her not-so-subtle input on all your decisions. She wants you to buy a new pair of dress pants, cut the cholesterol from your diet and leave your best buddy in the dust.
Should you resist the change?
Consciously or not, a woman often tries to change things about her man. And while it's important to be flexible in a relationship, you should feel free to stand your ground whenever you feel it's important. Moreover, whatever you do early on will set the tone for the rest of the relationship.
The following are six things about you she is most likely to try to change, along with some sneaky little strategies to curtail her pressure tactics. So on that note, dig your heels into the ground and be stubborn once in a while -- it just might be the best way to keep your individuality intact.
How you dress
First, consider the following: Do you think black matches with navy? Do you think it's acceptable to wear the same shirt three days in a row? If you genuinely believe that you have a good sense of style (and this has been confirmed by other people), then by all means stand your ground on your wardrobe.
How to stand your ground: Avoid going shopping with her to keep her input on your purchases to a minimum. If she buys you gifts of clothing, you have no choice but to say thank you, smile and nod. Having said that, you can give your input in a more subtle way; for example, you can compliment her choice of a tie while subtly suggesting that you might prefer another color.
What you eat
If she is trying to steer you away from red meat and French fries, she really does have your best interests at heart. And if she is the one in charge of the cooking, you might have to live with some of her dietary guidelines.
How to stand your ground: If you want to have your way when it comes to your diet, you have to become more involved with the grocery shopping and cooking. You can suggest that you have a craving for a certain thing or that you loved a certain dish she made for you in order to nudge her in your direction.
Ultimately, though, how you eat is your decision, so when you are on your own (doing the cooking or eating out), you are free to make your own dietary decisions. Just don't go home and confess to them.