Observation: Alpha Beta


Many support the traditional roles played in a marriage as the normal and therefore best.

Although I applaud this Alpha female’s awareness of her communication challenges with her husband, and I support her assertiveness to figure out what she needed to do to adjust in her own role, I must reject her blanket approach to solving marital issues by encouraging women to move to the beta role.

Take the suggestion and apply it to a partnership between two men or two women. How do we then define who should take the Alpha role and who should take the Beta role to improve communication?

Instead, where should one adjust to enable a good communication?

At the root of human nature, partnered creatures or strangers on the street – everyone seeks soft words and a safe space to express regardless of whether it leads to sex or simply to more satisfying conversations on any topic.


Manners, please. 


#for Reticent Mental Property. Images courtesy of the web.

One thought on “Observation: Alpha Beta

  1. Hmmm, I think there is no “one size fits all” for relationships. A Woman stepping back might not be the best idea for certain areas….becoming “Partners” with communication (as you suggested) might be the best path forward. Who am I to say what works for you — that reminds me of a Goddess Complex.


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