Gender-driven differences can seem paradoxical
Men and women have unique perspectives, meaning they see the world and interpret situations differently, sometimes from opposite directions. We all know that, and we get it at the conceptual level. But when first married, each partner may be shocked, and disappointed, to learn just how different they are from each other. Over time, we come to terms with these differences and make the appropriate adjustments. But early on, we can feel confused about who we married before we figure out what we should expect and how we should behave.
Here’s three examples from everyday living — sex, money, and emotional support. Mind you, this all comes out of research from social scientists, it’s not just our opinions.