Physically, mentally, emotionally there are many differences.
The pic takes a humorous shot at the perceived simplicity of men's
lives compared to women's.
By nature a female is more complex, with a myriad of roles,
responsibilities and needs.
Though there may be some blurring between the distinction
of traditional male-female roles in society, they exist nonetheless.
Nowhere are these differences as evident as they are in recovery.
From my 7 year experience of operating a sober home, I can
attest to the overwhelming effect emotions have on women
trying to get and stay clean & sober.
While both sexes seek affection and attention, ladies tend to
devote their entire being to establishing a relationship.
This desire almost always has a negative effect on recovery.
As focus increases on the other person, it decreases on
any effort to remain sober.
I'm not saying it is impossible to have both; but in early
sobriety , whichever you concentrate on more will win out.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Posted by Fireman John at 9:04 AM