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6 Things You Should Never Say to a Woman

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You Must be Getting Your Period: The average menstrual cycle lasts between 3-5 days, so shame any one of you who pull the hormonal card the whole month through. Yes women’s emotions may be heightened during certain key times, but there is no such thing as being too sensitive. If you don’t believe us, just take one look at corporate America in the past two years.† The recent financial crisis has proven that those allegedly female qualities, like being intuitive, insightful and compassionate, are more valuable in business than ever before. Now there’s one to grow on.

You Look Fine: There is nothing worse than being told you are mediocre and that’s what this four letter word insinuates. If you really want to compliment a woman, raise the bar a little and be specific about what it is that you love about her. “That dress makes your back look perfect,” “the color highlights your eyes,” or “those boots show off your incredible legs.” Of course, if that is not the case, be honest (gently) with us and not fearful of our reaction. Good or bad, both are better to us women than being plain, old and average.

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7:09PM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

Thanks

2:02PM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

Thank you Healthy Living Editors, for Sharing this!

3:17AM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Thanks

4:00AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Word power

5:42AM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Agree.

8:07PM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Hell, I figured these out before I hit puberty.

3:53AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Whew! I'm tempted to shout; 'What a bitch!' What man knows about 1. the historical reasons for calling women mad? Anyway some women are mad! This article is telling men to lie to about what they feel at the time! The opposite of what you said yesterday! Are you crazy! (Those 3 words I also say to my insane male friends) its a bit censorious innit? Like this article, 2. a bit dramatic. As for 3. 'You must be having your period'. You want us to be sensitive to your moods even your PMS, but when we try, you shoot us down! 4. 'You look fine'. Now deemed to be an insult because you need details for gods sake! 5. 'Analyzing things to death'. Yeah! Everything except men. A lot of women think we fit in the same 'box/mould. 6. I never call women 'baby' but they call me babes and honey, even though I have stubble. Why? Maybe they don't know the rules that I just made up this second. Pah! The common ground here with men and women is that we are not good at taking criticism.

4:01AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Thanks. I think it's good to remember that even if you say these things in a joking way and don't really mean then they can hurt a loved ones feelings. A good reminder to be mindful of what you say and how you say it to someone.

3:25PM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

Useful list--thanks.

4:41AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

When I say something my husband disagrees with, he calls me "Blondie" (my hair is light brown) and that really sets me off.

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