If you have ever watched HBO’s Entourage, you are familiar with the character, Ari Gold, played by Jeremy Piven. Ari Gold is a foul-mouthed, raging jerk with a temper that makes you wonder how he has managed to get through the day without a black eye. Since he is a Hollywood agent, this behavior manages to work for him in business.
In a recent episode, Ari’s wife walked out on him after his trademark public tirades embarrasses her. Apparently he felt abandoned by his own wife. She tells him that she refuses to sit by when her husband is acting like a classless idiot. He says that is the exact moment when a wife should be supportive. (Paraphrasing)
I know loyalty and support is pretty high on a man’s mental list of what he needs from a woman. When a man does not feel supported he is less likely to trust his partner to be there when he needs him.
So what happens when a man is dead wrong but still wants to be supported? How should a woman handle it? Does she keep her opinions to herself and offer him support and comfort?
How much support should a woman be willing to offer and provide when she does not agree with what he is doing or how he is handling it?
Is it fair to ask for the same loyalty and support from men that they need and want?
Guys, have you ever dated a woman who wasn’t accepting and supportive? Did you let her know that is what you thought about her?
Ladies, do you think women have a hard time supporting men in relationships? What have you learned about being supportive in a relationship? How did your mothers handle it?