Without a doubt, the past fifty years have yielded important advantages in terms of opportunities and choices for both men and women in many arenas. However, another result of our cultural changes is an expectation that men and women are not only equal, but also, the same.
New expectations and behaviors cause conflict and confusion in all types of relationships. In many cases, women want men to be sensitive and emotional while remaining ambitious and protective. On the other hand, we all know successful, self-sufficient, independent women who have been dismayed to discover - and even more reluctant to admit - that they would actually enjoy a good, strong, dependable man. Conflicting desires and misinterpretations have led to confusion, disappointment and frustration, heartache, disrupted families and ineffective working environments.
Longing for peace and satisfaction ourselves, we began to wonder if there was an alternative for all relationships between women and men. Through study and real-world application since 1991, Alison Armstrong has developed a new way of relating to men and women from a profound understanding of the fundamental differences in human instincts and expression.
Since 1995, workshop graduates have proven that men and women can be partners instead of adversaries. By expecting our differences and working with them, we can indeed learn to trust each other, support each other and achieve satisfying relationships.