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How much support do men need?

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?

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Sassy Me...built for comfort not for speed :-)

September 14th, 2010
12:23 pm

Da hell goin on in here? Do we need to go “old school” on ‘em????

??????

2CPTG©

September 14th, 2010
12:25 pm

Sassy…..can’t reveal…

Purple Rain

September 14th, 2010
12:26 pm

My wife makes my lunch but sometimes I run out to get fast food, she would kill me if she knew that. Does that make me a cheater, because we don’t eat fast food.

2CPTG©

September 14th, 2010
12:26 pm

Slim….don’t forget your therapy session this afternoon….you’ve come too far to quit now….

Purple Rain

September 14th, 2010
12:27 pm

Leggs, what about a Olive man?

Purple Rain

September 14th, 2010
12:28 pm

Melo, enjoy your dump. LOL Are you one of those guys that stink up the bathrrom at work? LOL

Leggs

September 14th, 2010
12:29 pm

I’ve never had an Olive man, either, I have only witnessed the attributes of my fine black mandingos. Anything is possible going forward, but right now, only them.

Dirty Diana ♠ Who let the dogs out? woof woof

September 14th, 2010
12:31 pm

Sassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssy

Saturday I was too tired, and I had a lot of stuff to do, because I have personal trip and a business trip coming up. On Sunday I just wanted to watch some football and chill.

@Purp I used to work with a man that did that…only his wife did not pack his lunch, but she made him bring food from home. He would sneak out with us from time-to-time. One time I yelled, “hey gloria good to see you.” He almost pissed in his pants…that was his wife’s name and he thought she was there…lol. We all laughed so hard.

Sassy Me...built for comfort not for speed :-)

September 14th, 2010
12:31 pm

@2C….Shyyd no pressure…it bursts pipes…

Simple Man!!!!

September 14th, 2010
12:32 pm

Sassy!!! Whats for lunch darling???

Luvbug

September 14th, 2010
12:35 pm

Purple – Funny you should mention the bathroom.

I am on the lookout for our little Ms Bathroom Terrorist, blowing up our spot and disappearing. I think she may be in a different unit and may be trying to protect her image in her own by letting it loose in our bathroom.

I’m checking shoes and everything. Oh, I’m gone catch her…if it’s the last thing I do.

She must have cut out a crawl space or something cuz she is definitely laying low.

Sassy Me...built for comfort not for speed :-)

September 14th, 2010
12:39 pm

On Sunday I just wanted to watch some football and chill.

That’s pretty much all I did,too Dianaaaaaaaaa. By the time the fam left my house I was through dealing…

blue - ½ -n- ½

September 14th, 2010
12:40 pm

@Leggs – male appendage is like a boomerang – too funny, mayhave to use that one later…the whole situation is just crazy to me, how either of them think it will work this way…oh, and ime olive men can be a handful ;)
@For Real – i see what you mean about counseling, tho my honest opinion is time to let it go, tho not sure if as a friend your allowed to say that one, lol
@PR – CHEATER!! j/k
@Luvbug – checking shoes and everything! d@mn!! whatcha gona do when you catch her?

EastsideSweety

September 14th, 2010
12:41 pm

I’m checking shoes and everything. Oh, I’m gone catch her…if it’s the last thing I do.

That’s me at work. LOL. Esp if I know you came “visiting” from another area.

Sassy Me...built for comfort not for speed :-)

September 14th, 2010
12:41 pm

Whats for lunch darling???

I’m keeping it simple,Simple…I have salmon and veggies…how about u?….

Dirty Diana ♠ Who let the dogs out? woof woof

September 14th, 2010
12:44 pm

Sasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssy

Sundays were made for a little football. I promise you I make tracks back and forth to the kitchen every timeout. I had to hit the track hard yesterday all because of football Sunday :cry: you know I am not fond of working out.

Leggs

September 14th, 2010
12:46 pm

I don’t think it’s time to let it go….it’s time for deep tissue, peel back all the layers counseling sesion to the root of the problem. No doubt she has lost interest in her husband, but not him as a provider. She is tolerating him now…no one likes to be tolerated!!

Melo

September 14th, 2010
12:46 pm

@White man?

ur 12.08 response to Leggs was interesting, hope she is intrigued.

@DD?

I’m gon hold ur left hand and Kym’s right, me’ in the middle and hope uall will respect my intervention.
Now, I font want to go into the details coz I ain’t Dwight Eubanks but when a Zulu tells a female to chill I expect all females to chill for zulu respect sake!

Are we all clear??? :lol:
So what’s the topic for today?
@PR? My dump is he’ll stinky! A co worker met me’ in the restroom and asked if I’m okay this morning?? I sain NO!
He said Why?

I tol him why he thinks I wld be okay when I’m coming there for some moments of solitary confinement and sequestration!
:lol:

Simple Man!!!!

September 14th, 2010
12:48 pm

Can’t eat what I would like to…so I guess guess i will settle for this fruit bowl……. :D :D

Luvbug

September 14th, 2010
12:49 pm

Blue- We’ll have to negotiate her guest pass…out in the hallway, of course…I aint trying to get the pinkeye from her legal poop remnants.

Maybe something like, “Listen up (Sleeper Cell). I know nature gets the best of us all, but you gotta take that else where. We (the women in our unit) can spare a day or two a week, but everyday between 8-9 and 1-2 is waaay to much to ask…especially since your bathroom is much bigger than ours. I mean, what we suppose to do if we all get hit with it at the same time? We can’t have everybody on extended sick leave. You understand right?”

Simple Man!!!!

September 14th, 2010
12:51 pm

LuvBug, so you are the one tring to crack the case of the Doo-Doo bandit??? LOL

Sassy Me...built for comfort not for speed :-)

September 14th, 2010
12:51 pm

I had to hit the track hard yesterday all because of football Sunday

Yeah after this weekend with my peeps I have a whooole lot of repenting to do at the gym…..I’ve been challeeeeenged so now I have to bring it. I’m about to go to the gym and run my three miles and maybe a little more cause I feel so guilty. :(

Jaie

September 14th, 2010
12:57 pm

Lmbo at Luv: I aint trying to get the pinkeye from her legal poop remnants

I am whatever you say I am

September 14th, 2010
12:58 pm

<—-trying to play catch up on this blog
….Purple's commentsnovel ain’t helpin much either…lol
<—-going back to work

Luvbug

September 14th, 2010
12:59 pm

Simple Man – Well…you know. LOL

Seriously, I could take it better if it wasn’t so frequent and lethal.

I am whatever you say I am

September 14th, 2010
12:59 pm

Enter your comments here

I am whatever you say I am

September 14th, 2010
12:59 pm

why did the blog eat my comments :evil:

Luvbug

September 14th, 2010
1:00 pm

I am whatever you say I am

September 14th, 2010
1:00 pm

okay….I’m trying to play ketchup on this blog and purple’s comments novel ain’t helpin
:evil:

2CPTG©

September 14th, 2010
1:00 pm

btw, Jaie, welcome, you’ve crossed the burning sands…..

I’on know who made Leggs the Dean of Pledgees, but you had the shortest time on “line” that I can ever recall….

oh, you can just call me Big Brother 2, I don’t mind.

Sassy Me...built for comfort not for speed :-)

September 14th, 2010
1:01 pm

Can’t eat what I would like to…so I guess guess i will settle for this fruit bowl…….

:oops:

u so naaasty ;)

a treadmill calleth…and I must answer….read y’all in a bit….

Sassy Me...built for comfort not for speed :-)

September 14th, 2010
1:02 pm

I’m trying to play ketchup

that’s so cute….

Simple Man!!!!

September 14th, 2010
1:02 pm

But Sasssssy……..LOL :D :D :D

Leggs

September 14th, 2010
1:03 pm

@Melo ~ I see you don’t have my interest at heart. You hope I’ll be intrigued by a known swinger who has to have a NU NU every so often so he can see the “cum” scrunched up face with he releases…not my cup of tea.

I am whatever you say I am

September 14th, 2010
1:05 pm

LOL, thanks Sassy

I am whatever you say I am

September 14th, 2010
1:06 pm

okay….time for nap lernch! :lol:

Leggs

September 14th, 2010
1:07 pm

@2C ~ ARed suggested I at least give her a 24 hr probation period. Next time, it will be longer for all others!

Purple Rain

September 14th, 2010
1:10 pm

Jaie

September 14th, 2010
1:11 pm

Thanks 2CPTG© ;)

Big Brother 2, huh?

2CPTG©

September 14th, 2010
1:11 pm

“@2C ~ ARed suggested I at least give her a 24 hr probation period. Next time, it will be longer for all others!”

I swear, this “intake process” ain’t hittin on shyt!!! we need to get back to hazing and what not….these newbies got it easy….

Purple Rain

September 14th, 2010
1:12 pm

wake up , I Am. How are you sleeping in the middle of the day?

2CPTG©

September 14th, 2010
1:13 pm

Yes, Jaie (pretty moniker, btw)….Big Brother will suffice for now.

Melo

September 14th, 2010
1:13 pm

@Leggs? in fact I do have lotta confidence in ur sexual hypnosis and I know that once White takes a dive, if not ur morals but ur gyrations will set him him on the str8 and narrow!! He won’t need no other adventures.

They don’t call u Sexxyleggs for nothing!!
:lol:

Beautiful

September 14th, 2010
1:16 pm

@2 . . . i love you! nigga where you been??? haha…

Leggs

September 14th, 2010
1:17 pm

Cute comeback, Melo!

@2C ~ must admit, she is one newbie that pretty much slid into homeplate w/o any grass stains on her uniform!

Simple Man!!!!

September 14th, 2010
1:17 pm

Say beautiful…..How is that hyper sex drive thing working??? :)

SlimNumeroUno

September 14th, 2010
1:17 pm

For Real – my bad dawg, I wasn’t able to come tell you about the blog fight because I had this toe nail I had been trying to bite off all morning. I finally got it too…you wanna see it? lol

2CPTG – Therapy Session noted and scheduled

Just came back from having my lunch outside and now I don’t really wanna do shyt else for the rest of the day.

Purple Rain

September 14th, 2010
1:17 pm

Luvbug

September 14th, 2010
1:17 pm

Leggs- I’m not sure if my 12:20 pm posted. It has a message ‘awaiting moderation’. I assume my links were too risqué.

They were the silly test links I mentioned yesterday. If you’re still up for it…google ‘sex test’ and click the one that references ‘The Sex Test’ (testcafe.com)…and ‘Are you a freak’ (allthetests.com)

Purple Rain

September 14th, 2010
1:18 pm

Slim, relax a little