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SilverLining
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Hey Scarleteen.

I know here at Scarleteen many of the people here that post and try to help people in their problems to find a solution go about I in many different ways, I've personally seen it through reading how different people look at situations differently from the same information given in the problems at hand and it got me thinking about "Roles in a relationship" for some reason.

For those of you who have read shakespeare's Taming of The Shrew, that's mostly what I'm talking about.

Do you believe there is still a set expectancy in relationships? For instant that the guy must make a first move in a relationship? Or other situations where some men expect women to be more submissive and to "Do as their told"?

I was just thinking how people way that women are becoming more independent and more forthcoming in relationships (taking charge) and how it was before when women could seldom get a job in most communities.

How do you think the current world is affecting the "Roles" in a relationship is what I'm really asking I think; I want to see what others in this great community think. [Smile]

Just here being curious about how other people think;

---SilverLining

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Heather
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Well, the first thing we need to do to have a conversation like this is to remember that not everyone is heterosexual and not all relationships are between men and women. Here at Scarleteen, only around half of our users (and a little less than half of our staff/volunteers) are heterosexual, so the way you've framed this is going to be tricky for a lot of us to try and make sense of.

Get what I mean?

So, to try and talk about this in a way that can make sense to everyone, is what you're asking how the changing status of women in the world (not everywhere, but most places) over say, the last 100 years or so, might also be changing romantic/sexual relationships that women are part in, and women's status in those relationships?

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