Ignoring feelings in women can have several negative consequences, including:
Emotional Distress: When women's feelings are ignored, they may feel unheard and undervalued, leading to emotional distress. This can result in anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
Relationship Issues: If women's feelings are ignored in a relationship, it can lead to a breakdown in communication and intimacy. Over time, this can erode the trust and connection between partners, potentially leading to a breakup.
Self-Doubt: When women's feelings are ignored, they may start to doubt their own emotions and perceptions, leading to a loss of confidence and self-esteem. This can make it difficult for them to trust their own judgment and make decisions.
Physical Health Problems: Ignoring emotions can also lead to physical health problems, including headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue. Long-term stress can also weaken the immune system, making women more susceptible to illness.
Limitations in Career and Life Goals: Ignoring women's feelings and perspectives can result in a lack of opportunities in career and life goals. This can cause a lot of women to abandon their dreams and aspirations in life, which ultimately affects their overall well-being.
"Ok, I get it, I shouldn't ignore her feelings" you may express. "Tell me how is the best way to avoid these things?"
What a great question!
The best way to improve your relationship with your female friend, partner, coworker or any female acquaintant, whose feelings and mental state is important to you, is to ... wait for it .... "communicate" with her. Communication is the best and most effective way to maintain a healthy relationship.
Through communication you both give each other time to speak and express your needs, thoughts and feelings, as well as time to be heard. Listen to your partner. Try to see the world through her eyes. Try to consider things she's been through and assess the situation considering the background. This is called having empathy for someone.
Communication means using our sensory feelings , our words and learnings, while being aware that our goal is "understanding" the other side's needs and feelings.
Communication is NOT : blaming, giving unwanted advice and opinion or negative feedback.
If you are interested in improving your understanding and knowledge over better relationships (no matter what kind), below we have listed our favourite films, documentaries and series, which are entertaining, yet educational:
- Couples Therapy (BBC iPlayer)
- This is Us (Amazon Prime)
- Pleasure, explained (Netflix)
- The Mind, explained (Netflix)
- 100 Humans (Netflix)
- Ali Wong Stand Ups (Netflix)
- Transparent (Amazon Prime)
- Sex Education (Netflix)
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