Have you heard? Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are separating. Dr. Helen Fisher, of Chemistry.Com shared her observations of the couple on “The Early Show” today.
Fisher said, “I find that these two people are drawn to each other originally because the high testosterone type, as Arnold certainly is, needs the people skills, the verbal skills, the compassion, the nurturing, the intimacy of the high estrogen type, which is what Maria is, and that often needs the decision-making and the pragmatism of the high testosterone type.”
MaineGuy and I are a high testosterone/estrogen couple. According to Fisher, high testosterone types tend to be aloof, they get to the point, they’re pragmatic, and they can ignore a great deal. As they focus on one thing, they can ignore everything else, such as romance and intimacy. Fisher suggests Maria has been deprived of the deep connection she craves with Arnold, and is now seeking more.
Dr Fisher, you’ve nailed MaineGuy and I. I tell the Man I’m craving intimacy, I give him simple requests – such as a candlelight meal on Happy You’re not My Mother Day. I even provided the meal, he just had to heat it up and light a candle. Yet, he still missed the mark. Toilet training him must have been hell. You can point the boy’s peepee at the target, but you can’t make him hit it.
Fisher claims Arnold will fight to win Maria back. High testosterone types don’t like to lose. That’s MaineGuy. He rises to the occasion, once it reaches critical levels. Until then, he plays deaf, dumb and blind.
The man has forgotten my birthday, ignores our anniversaries, and passes up every opportunity to make me feel special. On Happy You’re Not My Mother’s Day, the man didn’t even give me a card to say thank you. In over two years time, he has never given me a card or token of appreciation (yes, he’s renovating my condo and believes this good deed gives him a free pass in our relationship).
I didn’t expect the kids to acknowledge me on this day, I’m not their mother. MaineGuy, on the other hand, should be ashamed of himself. I don’t receive the unconditional love children give their parents, eliminating any question of whether or not it’s worth it. MaineGuy is the only possible source of appreciation in this situation. I was thirsty for love, and he gave me salt water.
MaineGuy departed for sea the following day, leaving me to serve as the punching bag of a hurting child. It’s really no different than Osama bin Laden using women as a human shield while the Navy Seals shot at him. Surely, you see the similarities.
Smarten up MaineGuy and Arnold. If you act quick, you can make it up to us: