I have been around all kinds of women and their husbands. It is super interesting to see the dynamic of couples and their exchange of love and sense of support for each other. Perhaps, in the years past, I have observed that wives have been super overly concerned about their husbands needs and wants over their own. You know what I mean, making sure he has dinner, his lunch is packed, his work day went well, his doctor appointments were made, he remembered to drop off his dry cleaning, he watched what he ate, he had time to work out, he called his relatives, he smiled frequently, laughed, felt “taken care of,” etc, etc, etc. This insight could just be from my own little window but lately I am seeing a different shift in the strong ladies around me and – I am loving it.
Yes, the mysterious, educated and one women-show of Amal Clooney has set the groove for ladies around the world to be just as mighty as the man standing next to them. Am I saying her platform is as strong as her famous hubby’s? Yep – and maybe even stronger. The picture of Amal that I have in my head is that she loves her husband, has a solid relationship with him, but at the end of the day can survive without him. Her needs are just as important as his and whatever he can do, she can do too. She had built up her own platform and profile prior to wedding the salt and pepper hunk and does not need his spotlight to brighten her already well laid out path. Sure, there have been other fabulous examples prior to Amal but it is certainly nice to see such a fresh owning it.
My question for you is, do you think times are changing and more women are feeling like they need to create their own foundation before getting hitched? Do you think this has anything to do with the high divorce rate or fact that couples are getting married much later in life? Are more and more girls growing up wanting to have careers of their own before tying the knot? Is your voice being heard in your own relationship?? Do you know that you matter!? You have purpose?!
The Other Hubby