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The Sacrifices We Make For Our Relationships
It's Mother's Day on Sunday. A day dedicated to celebrating your mother, giving her a day off, making her lunch or taking her out. The moment I found out I was expecting my first child, my life changed forever. Nothing was going to be the same ever again. It couldn't be taken back and even if the pregnancy hadn't gone through, I still would have remained changed. This much I knew. So with the run up to the 'big day', I've been thinking about what motherhood really is and to sum it up I came to the conclusion that it is a sacrifice.
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I have found that women tend to make these type of common relationship sacrifices more than men. Your physiology creates more oxytocin than a male, and combined with the hormone estrogen, you are set up to be better at relationships and more willing to sacrifice for others. As with any sacrifice, there is always the potential for resentment.
Men can seem disinterested or distant, they may also seem to put personal concerns over the relationship. As a man, once you begin to fall in love or like with a woman you begin to see her as a top priority. Family — No one should ever sacrifice family over a relationship, but it happens. The challenge that most men face is replacing their mother with a woman who is equally as important. Without speaking to you or bringing it to the dinner table, many men have to distance themselves from their family in order to let their relationship prosper.