Gentlemen Speak: Why I Like to Lead in a Relationship
What Does It Mean for the Man to Lead? (Part 2 of 2) | Suzanne Venker
Photo Credit: Jennifer Trahan. Now, I have learned from experience that this declaration can ruffle some feathers. The idea of the man taking the lead in a relationship can have a lot of negative connotations. But for me, male leadership is not like that at all.
And clearly, women will want to take the lead at times. Like other books of this type, it was the result of a personal journey. After the end of a relationship, Elliott Katz went on a journey to learn about being a man in a relationship.
Even the most empowered woman needs to know when to take a step back. I'm all for gender equality and partnership in marriage. My husband and I have that, yet we're also deliciously different. Every time I took the lead — making the first moves, asking guys out — I wound up disappointed and heartbroken. Old-fashioned, maybe, but the concept is timeless.