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The Power of Chicken Soup

September 28, 2019

Hi all - this is my first post, but I've been lurking for quite some time and actually mustered up the courage to post today! I've always been pretty femme, but in the past year I've really buckled down on practicing some RPW principles in my life - being more put together in my appearance, being a "soft landing place" for my SO, and - the point of this post - embracing the nurturing, caretaking aspect of femininity.

My SO (29M) and I (25F) have been together for around 2.5 years, and we've lived together for about a year (I know it's an RPW no-no, but that's just my personal preference). This past week, he came down with a rather nasty cold. So I did what I generally do. I always have homemade stock in the freezer, so I whipped us up some chicken noodle soup for dinner using the Binging with Babish recipe, which is incredible. Usually if I cook, he cleans, and vice versa, but I told him to just go upstairs and rest while I cleaned up. I brought him herbal tea with honey, pillows, affection, all that. Now, I don't mind doing any of this at all. But what struck me most was his reaction.

Normally my SO is a fairly stoic man - verbal affection is NOT his love language. But this week he was nothing but complimentary, lots of "I love you"s, tons of appreciation, and something that just warmed my heart - "Thank you, you take such good care of me." Now, that just brought a giant smile to my face. I don't know, it makes me genuinely happy to make his life easier. He's generally uncomplaining, and he doesn't suffer excessively from "man flu" so to speak, and he also takes wonderful care of me when I am sick, so it goes both ways - but that statement made me just feel so darned warm and fuzzy and feminine. Thank you all for inspiring me to be a "soft landing place" and to take joy out of the feminine caretaker role. This mindset has helped me a lot!

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Title The Power of Chicken Soup
Author Gin-and-Elderberries
Upvotes 155
Comments 10
Date September 28, 2019 11:41 PM UTC (4 years ago)
Subreddit /r/RedPillWomen
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[–]notacow6958 points59 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

Until recently I had never in my life had a woman buy me a drink, lunch... cook me a meal or even make me a cup of coffee. I have always paid, held opened doors, cooked etc. and thought nothing of it.... Most women don’t realize how such a small gesture can make such a huge impact in a guys life especially when done casually & without the expectation of getting something in return right then and there.

The right person will really appreciate kindness, and if they don’t then they’re not worth your time. Nothing worse than being the “giver,” in a relationship with someone who is only a “taker.”

[–]Gin-and-Elderberries[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Now that's just unfair! Cooking for others is one of my favorite ways to show I care, whether that's for friends, family, or romantic partners. I really can't imagine NOT doing it for someone I care for.

And I've been there, done that with the give and take- I'm very grateful to be with someone who appreciates my efforts and doesn't take me for granted.

[–]Manny140020 points21 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

excellent ...means a lot to guys (the right guys)

[–]EarInlove4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Love your little story :)

Thanks for the Reminder - I wanted to harvest some last herbs for the upcoming cold season.

[–]electricbridge 1 points [recovered]  (5 children) | Copy Link

Didnt realize women still did this. In my circles, you are called a unicorn (aka one in a bazillion). Maybe more women will follow your lead because most men arent dating anymore because of selfishness on the woman's part. Thanks for being you

[–]Gin-and-Elderberries[S] 10 points11 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

Aww, thank you! I don't think I'm too unusual, though perhaps a little, since most women I know complain about their boyfriend's/husband's "man flu." But everyone needs a little care when they're feeling under the weather, and I'm happy to provide it :) Besides, I know I'm not unique- I was inspired my many of the ladies who post here.

[–]electricbridge 1 points [recovered]  (2 children) | Copy Link

Yes, men still get sick. We feel pain and discomfort as women -- just because men feel pain and are sick doesn't make them wimps as a majority of women believe and NEVER wish to see with their own eyes. I have seen women break up with their boyfriends over him just wanting to rest while he has the flu.

[–]poisonfern2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

I'm not sure you should be posting here since you post good intentioned posts on here on mgtow just to belittle and ridicule women. This is a woman led space where women should feel safe to discuss traditional values.

[–]A_Hero_Drowns0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link


[–]pearlsandstilettosModerator | Pearl[M] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Don't pet the unicorns

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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