Are Men Supposed To Treat Women Like Princesses?

Earlier today one of my friends shared an Instagram post. The post essentially said men should treat women they’re interested in like a princess.

Just a side note: feeling a little shady today. All to say, this post may be a little biased due to the heart pain and disrespect I currently feel. A woman I was interested started ignoring my calls/texts, but still wants to interact on social media. Like??

For me, it is very common for women to tell men how to treat them. “Treat me like a princess! I need to be treated like a queen! Respect me… you need to treat me like royalty if you want to be with me!”

I understand everyone wants respect and honor. No rational person would ever proudly boast, “I want to be treated like a slave.” πŸ™‚ .

Royalty: What It Actually Means & What Some May Think It Means

When most people think of royalty, they immediately think of British Royalty. I’m old enough to remember seeing the media hype surrounding the marriage and lifestyle of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Their marriage was epic. In 1981, their marriage was broadcast globally; it seen by hundreds of millions of people in almost every nation around the world. Even today, after her death, many women still idolize Princess Diana.

In today’s world, most nations have a representative democracy. Very few have a monarchy style of government, which is needed to have a royal family. The United Kingdom has a monarchy. There are all types of titles in their royal family. They all have to do with royal bloodline, marriage and nobility:

  • King/Queen
  • Queen Consort (also called a Prince)
  • Prince/Princess
  • Duke/Duchess
  • Marquess/Marchioness
  • Earl/Countess
  • Baron/Baroness
  • Viscount/Viscountess

Fun Fact: I learned this fact today. In the United Kingdom, when a King marries a woman, she becomes a Queen. However, if a Queen marries a man, he can not become a King (he becomes a Prince Consort)… as all Kings have to be of royal blood and can not be given the title of a King by marriage. In essence, it is possible for a Queen’s son to become King over his own father.

All to say, being in the royal family has nothing to do with who you are as a person (how you look, your personality, how much money you have, etc.) and all to do with your parents, or your marital relationship with someone in the royal family. And, the title of a princess comes only by marrying a prince.

Some women, in their quest to feel entitled, will give themselves a title. “I’m a queen!” Yet, many do not know how to even honor themselves nor anyone in authority over them. It is an attitude that feels, “If my parents or someone honorable can not bestow honor onto me, then I will entitle myself so I can feel honorable.”

The world tells beautiful women they can have anything they want and live however they want. Reality will eventually teach them everything comes at a price.

When women want things they can’t earn, they either become jealous, bitter or resentful. It pains me to see so many beautiful lovely intelligent women who are not satisfied with life in general.

It’s Nothing Wrong With Wanting To Be A Princess

I’m sure being a princess is great. Who wouldn’t want to be respected, honored, and adored? I sure do. If I were born a woman, I probably would want to be a princess πŸ™‚ . Well… I might change my mind depending on who I had to marry πŸ™‚ .

So many people (women and men) in our generation want to be honored, yet they reject submission and rebel against authority. Even the Bible says, humility comes before honor.

I don’t feel being a princess, nor being married in general, will make any woman happy. It’s more important to be realistic and honest with one’s self. True honesty changes a person’s perspective on life. Eventually one will learn to love all the good and bad things about themselves. As we are all special and uniquely created.

Only when someone feels special, can they see others as special as well. Insecurities will diminish. It will be natural to honor those in authority, and inner confidence will arise. Plus one won’t feel lesser than others. It’s really a spiritual journey. Honesty, realistic thoughts and positivity will lead to a happier life.

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Jason Perry

I'm a black man with Christian values. A father to my son, a friend to those who desire my friendship, a lover of life and even more...

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