Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Elements of The Man Cave

Ok, so I am not a man, nor do I fully get the "mancave" concept but it seems to have become a necessity in todays homes. 
I can't watch a real estate show where the husband doesn't say, "Where's my man cave?"
In the book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus the author John Gray states,

"When men's tolerance to stressful situations is exceeded, they withdraw temporarily, "retreating into their cave", so to speak. Often, they literally retreat: for example, to the garage, or to go spend time with friends. In their "caves", men are not necessarily focussed on the problem at hand; the "time-out" lets them distance themselves from the problem and relax, allowing them to re-examine the problem later with a fresh perspective.
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Gray holds that retreating into the cave has historically been hard for women to understand, because when they become unduly stressed, their natural reaction is to talk with someone close about it (even if talking doesn't provide a solution to the problem at hand). That leads to a natural dynamic where the man retreats as the woman tries to grow closer, which becomes a major source of conflict between them."

So this blog is dedicated to the man cave, to men's natural tendency to retreat. 
This also help me to understand why I don't get the concept, I am a woman!

Elements Needed In A Mancave

Somewhere they can pull the cigars out and enjoy
A bar
Leather seating
A television bigger than all their friends televisions
Often some sort of tackiness just to keep us women out 

Dare we enter???

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The Vintage Mancave

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The Modern Mancave

So there you have it, the mancave! I guess we have ours as well but as far as I know, we haven't named it the woman cave.
Do you have one?

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