Never underestimate the power of a woman’s instincts. You may think you’d be able to get away with certain behaviors, but we notice everything. It’s like women have a sixth sense where their observation skills are heightened as soon as they first catch wind of a bluff. Though she may not choose to talk about it, she notices when…
Your tone of voice changes
She notices the voice in which you speak to her and the voice in which you speak to your family, friends and strangers. It’s more familiar to her than the sound of her own voice. She notices the inflections in your voice when you’re too stubborn to back down from an argument and your comforting baritone when you’re trying to console her after a hard day.
Your mood shifts
She can feel the warmth of your energy the moment you walk into the room. It affects her in some kind of way. She can feel it when you’re so happy that you struggle to hide it but also when you are forcing it just for her sake. And when you’re so wretched that you can’t bear to speak, she can feel it in her bones.
She waits anxiously when she hears your pregnant pauses. Or when you’re collecting your thoughts, trying to figure out the best way to put it without coming across brash. You’re reluctant to give in to something that makes you uncomfortable, and she respects that–unless that something will expose a truth that she’s not ready to hear.
You avoid eye contact
You know that when your eyes meet hers, she’ll seemingly be able to see through to your soul, so you focus your gaze on your phone or on the TV. She realizes that she’s triggered something in you; a lie perhaps–she prods further.
Your body language says everything
Your lips might say one thing but your body says otherwise. You say, “I’m fine,” and she nods, well knowing that with your back faced towards her that you just want to be left alone. You are anything but fine.