More helpful would be a description of a real-world situation, along with an illustration of passive, controlling, and "leading" responses.
As it is, I leave this article with no better idea of what differentiates leadership from controlling than when I started.
Men do not need someone to control and mother them and when this happens it is an instant turn-off.
Nor do men want a woman who is at all needy or desperate for him to be the source of her happiness.
For example: A study in Norway found that husbands who do the majority of the housework for their wife are 50% more likely to be asked for a divorce.
Another study in the USA found that amongst college-educated couples who married, women initiated 90% of the divorces.
Communicate with him not about what you want him to do or change but rather with what you do and don't want for yourself.
Just because you see a lot of guys letting their woman “wear the pants” in a relationship, it doesn’t mean that it’s the right thing to do.
Think carefully about inviting us back after a first date – Yes, we might well ask you but that doesn’t necessarily mean we want you to say yes.
A kiss on your doorstep is enough to reassure us that you are interested but if you invite us in for the night we will start to wonder if this happens to every guy you date.
This shocking statistic could suggest that empowered, educated women who are making enough of their own money and can survive, thrive and prosper without the help of a man are more likely to be trigger happy when it comes to divorce.
Yet, those two statistics are only the tip of the iceberg.