Men’s Meme – Woman’s Impact

by Sherry Riter in Men's Meme,Relationship

Men's meme

It’s that time again to have some questions answered from a man’s point of view. The topic for the Men’s Meme at Families Again is listed below. My husband, Tom’s comments will be in BLUE:

Who is the woman that has made the most impact in your life and why?

Not just because I’m married to the typist of this post, but in fact, I would have to honestly say that as we approach our fifth anniversary, The Redhead Riter has made the greatest contribution to my life in many ways, more so than any other man or woman.

The Redhead Riter is an honest soul that speaks her mind freely, which I perceive as bluntly without regard to my sensitive nature. Understand that I mean this in a positive way because without assertive, directive communication with a partner, I am a loose cannon. Were it not for this characteristic, she would be subservient, enabling and rescuing as others have been.

My reaction to this brand of partnering is at once maddening, intimidating, and constructive. For example, she has, in the words of Goethe, “Pummeled me to the far shore…” which has done more to further my career than any other experience including my three college degrees. Without her, all that sheepskin would be for naught.

More important than my career, is my character or until now, lack thereof. Don’t misunderstand, I have always been overall a good man with good values and a desire to do right things. However, until I met The Redhead Riter, I lived on an island of mediocrity. I lived a double standard where I asked far more of others than I gave of myself. Selfishness and self-centeredness were at the root of my many shortcomings and conflicts with others resulting in several failed relationships.

In closing, please don’t mistake me for being out of the woods yet. My life with The Redhead Riter goes forward one day at a time with a promise of love, but no other guarantees. Pray for me.

Hmmmmm…I am speechless. Yeah, believe it. I think I will have this post printed and framed to hang on my living room wall.

(The Redhead Riter just fainted)

The Redhead Riter fainting

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sara May 17, 2010 at 4:41 am

Wow, you are quite the prolific blogger aren't you? Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting…makes me feel loved. I'll catch up on all your blogs in the next few days 🙂


2 Tim @ Families Again May 17, 2010 at 4:41 am

And if that is a picture of the Redhead Riter's husband holding her then I can understand the reason for bluntness. 🙂

Actually, that is oddly very similar to my wife and my relationship. My wife has to be rather blunt with me to keep me on track very often.

Another great post. Thanks!


3 SpitFire May 17, 2010 at 7:04 am

Wow! That was astonishingly eloquent…not just for a man, but in general. And literary quotes thrown in to boot? You got a keeper, lol. 🙂


4 Skye is the Limit! May 17, 2010 at 11:51 am

So I found you on blogfrog and I am just wondering how you got yourself out there so much?
I am trying to stay this… I also have it on FB and I have my person blog as well about my daughers disease. I was just wondering if you could give me some pointers!?


5 Chantal May 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I love the ending and the picture!
LOL! That reminds me of the ''Monsters'' Hermit and Lily.


6 Miranda May 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

You know, if I asked my hubby this here would be the answer "You, cuz I love you"

Bwahahaahaaa… if I were to do this meme, I'd have to make it up!


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