“Do not belittle or discourage them, just try to be understanding,” he said, concluding that not everyone is ambitious enough to want to be really successful and that it is not necessarily a bad thing.
Vida’s Valuable Advice To The Men When there is a mention of a very successful women in Malaysia, founder of Vida Beauty Sdn Bhd, Datuk Seri Dr Hasmizah Othman, or more affectionately known as Datuk Seri Vida, would come to mind.
“But at the same time, men who are less accomplished than the wife should not see this as a threat, but rather rise above it and do not wallow up in self-pity.
Doing so basically begs for the wife to lose her respect for her husband,” he shared.
This can be very attractive to the successful woman who never took the time to have fun.
If she spent her years in grad school or climbing the corporate ladder, a younger man might bring into her life the fun she had been missing.3. In a room full of successful men and women, even those who aren't competitive can feel like they are in a race to the top.
“If I am richer than they are, they feel challenged when they want to be with me. “I don’t think it is wrong if they feel threatened, especially if he has potential, because I started from zero as well.
“Some men are so hopeless and mediocre that they need the woman to be more accomplished and vice versa.
“A person’s accomplishment is to help the partner strive to be more than what they settle for; but at the same time, if your partner wishes to settle, just let them be.
But as someone who has been on the receiving end of constant criticism by his wife and has grown indifferent to it, he said that if the situation was different and they have mutual respect for one another, he would sincerely be happy for her.
“Is it really the men’s fault for feeling demotivated if you’re in a relationship with someone who incessantly puts you down and fails to acknowledge your accomplishments?