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Written by: Monica Braun, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Feminine and masculine polarity, or the way men and women relate to one another, is crucial when it comes to building emotional intimacy. If a woman is seen as too masculine, or the man is seen as too feminine, it will throw off the natural balance of the relationship.

For example, if the man does not lead from the beginning of a relationship and the woman leads in his place, resentment will build and the relationship will not flourish. So, it is important for the man to lead and the woman to receive that leadership.

The two main distinguishing factors between men and women are that women need to feel understood and have their feelings respected, while men need to feel appreciated and have their thoughts respected. Some researchers even believe that men's and women’s brains are wired differently and that is why they handle attachments and conflict differently from one another.

Learning what men and women need to feel emotionally safe is the way forward for healthy and fulfilling relationships to transpire. Ultimately, when both partners can become their true, authentic selves with one another, being vulnerable and honest, then the relationship will grow in prosperity.

A metaphor for this balance is a dance. When men and women give and receive, back and forth, then the relationship will move with rhythm and direction. It should be a process that develops over time and which also connects two partners emotionally. When the other person truly understands what the other needs, then emotional intimacy can grow more abundantly and so can love.

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Monica Braun, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Monica Braun is an international relationship coach. After being single for several years, she created strategies to transform her personal life from single to soulmate and is now happily married with a growing family. She has since created and implemented a program for other singles to attract a Spiritual and Emotional Companion through the Intentional Dating Process. She is the founder of Soul to Soul Coaching which includes personalized dating experiences that has helped several single clients become engaged and married. She has written the book “From Toxic to Soulmate Love,” a number 1 best seller on Amazon, and has dedicated her life to helping others attract the love of their lives.



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