Women do not always seem logical to men, which means we often do the wrong thing because the apparently logical answer is not always the right answer. So we need some quick tips to guide us when the situation doesn’t make sense. Here is some excellent advice from blogger Clark Kent. (Note for pedants: I agree the use of apostrophes here is somewhat arbitrary. Click this link for the correct use of apostrophes.)
When she stare’s at your mouth!
When she pushes you or hit’s you!
[Grab her and dont let go!]
When she start’s cursing at you!
[Kiss her and tell her you love her!]
When she’s quiet!
[Ask her whats wrong!]
When she ignore’s you!
[Give her your attention!]
When she pull’s away!
[Pull her back!]
When you see her at her worst!
[Tell her she’s beautiful!]
When you see her start crying!
[Just hold her and dont say a word!]
Click through for the full list. It won’t always work, but most times it will work reasonably well.
Clark Kent follows with a quotation from Eckhart Tolle. It is worth reading. Being in the moment, we are much more likely to be able to understand correctly what is happening, or at the very least, understand that we don’t understand.
I would add one more piece of advice. If you don’t know what to say, or what you want to say you have doubts about, say nothing.
Be silent, or let your words be worth more than silence – attributed to Pythagoras. (If anyone knows the source of this quotation, please let me know. I don’t record it from Diogenes Laertius Lives of the Philosophers, and Pythagoras himself wrote nothing that survives.)