I recently read an article about the need of man caves. So I thought I would put my own spin on it for you.
“Space is very important for regulating emotions,” says Sam Gosling, a University of Texas at Austin psychology professor and author of Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You. Gosling studies how space is a powerful mechanism for evoking our emotions, and he’s seen firsthand how having your own space, decorated by you alone, can positively affect emotional well-being. “It’s incredibly important to be in one’s own space and resonate with who one is,” he says.
There you have it, just remember I didn’t say it. It came from a psychology professor. Let’s examine that statement a little closer. “Having your own space, decorated by you alone, can positively affect emotional well-being.” Ladies, has your husband been a little grouchy lately? It could be because he just is not receiving the emotional healing he needs.
The article I read pointed to, what they call a fact, that woman do most of the decorating of a home. Because of that, it is more to the woman style and taste and emotions. Even when the man helps, it is still not there space or what they need to heal emotionally.
Now before we continue and the woman stop reading this, I said I was going to put my spin on the article. So if a man needs a man cave the woman need a lady cave as well. “If your own space, decorated by you alone” helps you heal emotionally than you as a woman need your own space as well. Decorated by you to match your style, emotions and needs.
While the men may need a place to go watch sports and scream at the TV or to read car magazines, etc. Woman also need their own place to go get away from the kids and just relax and do what you do, read whatever you read to heal emotionally as well.
Is the need for a man cave fiction? In my opinion no. A man needs a place he can invite his buddies over and watch TV and eat pizza without having to stress about affecting the rest of the family. However, on the other side, ladies need their own space to invite friends over to have book club or whatever, so they can heal emotionally.
Over the last couple of decades the trends towards man caves have been increasing. From being added in new construction to having home remodels and renovations to create man caves.
I would encourage you to discuss this with your spouse and decide how each of you can have your own space and your own time. If you need a little help from a local Utah County General Contractor to build a new home or do a home remodel or addition to create the room needed give us a call.
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